AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation has announced the India squad to participate in the FIFAe Nations Online Qualifiers 2022 Play-ins Match Week 1 scheduled to take place on December 16 and 17, 2021.
Siddh Chandarana, Charanjot Singh and Lokmanyu Chaturvedi will be the three players to represent the India FIFAe National Squad where the eTigers will take on the Korea Republic, Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia in a single round-robin format in Match Week 1.
“Participation in this tournament means a lot for e-football in India as it is the biggest stage where we can showcase our talent and represent our country at the highest level,” said Charanjot.
As many as 54 Member Associations will take part in the Play-ins and India have been grouped together with their 4 competitors in Division 1, Conference 1 of the Asia and Oceania Zone.
“We expect tough competition in these opening rounds but our preparations have been going well and we can’t wait to get going,” said Chandarana.
Each matchup will consist of two games, each of which ends after 90-in-Game minutes, without extra-time or penalties. For each game, the Participating Member Association (PMA) will be awarded with 0 points for a loss, 1 point for a draw and 3 points for a win. One Matchup therefore can award a maximum of 6 points.
All games will be played in a 2v2 format in the competitive mode within FIFA22 on the PlayStation 5 version of the game.
The games will be livestreamed on the AIFF Twitch channel - https://www.twitch.tv/indianfootballteam
December 16, 3:30 PM IST - Korea Republic vs India
December 16, 4:25 PM IST – Malaysia vs India
December 17, 3:30 PM IST – India vs Japan
December 17, 4:25 PM IST – Indonesia vs India