India to open AFC football campaign against Thailand today

India will open their AFC Asian Cup football campaign against Thailand in Abudhabi today.

With the continental showpiece event being expanded to 24 teams the Indian side have a real chance to make it to the knock-out rounds, which will be a first after their runners-up finish in 1964.

India were knocked out of the tournament at the group stage in 1984 and 2011.
A lot of traveling fans, the Blue Pilgrims, have already landed in Abudhabi to cheer for India.

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