The Indian men’s futsal team is set to participate in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024 Qualifiers for the first time.
India were drawn alongside Tajikistan, Myanmar and Palestine in Group E after the draw ceremony held on Thursday at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House here in Malaysia.
Tajikistan is set to host Group E of the qualifiers, which will be held from October 7 to 11 this year.
A total of 31 teams were divided into eight groups – seven comprising four teams each, and one containing three.
Each group will be played at a centralised venue in a single round-robin format, with the eight group winners and seven best second-placed teams among all groups qualifying for the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024.
These 15 teams will join the Host Member Association (MA), to be determined at a later stage and who will receive automatic qualification, to form the final cast at the tournament.