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Merdeka Cup 2023 Tournament Schedule, Teams, Ranking, Live Streaming Details

Indian football team Merdeka Cup 2023 Tournament Schedule, Teams, Ranking, Live Streaming

A busy season awaits for the Indian National football team with the all important Asian Cup 2023 to be played in January 2024. But before that, the Indian team will also take part in some renowned football tournaments such as the King's Cup and Merdeka Cup 2023.

After the Indian football team's success recently under the captaincy of Sunil Chhetri in the recently concluded Hero Intercontinental Cup and SAFF Championship 2023 played in India, there has been a huge surge in fans following the game and keeping updated with the Indian football news.

While currently the Durand Cup 2023 is going on India, the Indian football team will soon be in action right after the 132nd edition of the prestigious tournament.

Indian football team will take field in September in the Kings Cup 2023 to be played in Thailand. The tournament will be played from the 7th of September with the 2 semi-finals on the same day, while the final and the 3rd place match will be played on the 10th September.

Merdeka Cup 2023 Tournament Schedule, Teams, Ranking, Live Streaming Details

After that, the Indian youth teams will play in various youth tournaments, but the senior team will be back in action in October with the Merdeka Cup in Malaysia. Recently, the fixtures for the tournament was announced after the official draw was held. The matches of the tournament will be played on the 13th and 17th October. Now, let's take a look at the Merdeka Cup 2023 teams list.

Merdeka Cup 2023 teams

In the Merdeka Cup 2023 to be played in Malaysia, a total of 4 teams will take part in the competition, they are obviously the hosts Malaysia football team, the Blue Tigers Indian football team, Palestine football team and Lebanon football team.

Malaysia football team FIFA Ranking

Malaysia football team is a very skillful football team. The Harimau Malaya or the Malayan Tigers is a member of the ASEAN Football Federation and is currently coached by Kim Pan-gon and Safawi Rasid is their captain as of writing this. Malaysia FIFA ranking as of writing this article is 136.

Palestine football team FIFA Ranking

Playing against Palestine football team will be a huge test for the Indian football team in the tournament. Palestine, coached Makram Daboub, their current FIFA Ranking as of writing this is 96.

Lebanon football team FIFA Ranking

The Indian football fans are by now very much aware of what the Lebanon football team brings to the table having played them in the Intercontinental Cup and SAFF Championship 2023. Lebanon will also feature in the King's Cup 2023 alongwith India. Coached by Aleksandar Ilić, Lebanon FIFA Ranking is currently 100.

Merdeka Cup 2023 Schedule

The full schedule for the Merdeka Cup 2023 was released yesterday with the official draw taking place. There will be no group or such but straight 2 semi-finals on the 13th October and then the final match will be played between the 2 semi-finals winner on 17th October. The two losing teams will also play for a 3rd place finish on the game prior to the final.

Semi-Final 1: Palestine vs Lebanon

The first semi-final of the tournament will be played between the Palestine and Lebanon football teams from 16:30 local time, 2 PM Indian Standard Time (IST). The winner of the match will adavance to the final.

Semi-Final 2: Malaysia vs India

The 2nd semi-final match of the tournament will be played between the hosts Malaysia and India football team. The match will kick-off at 21:00 local time, 6:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Merdeka Cup 2023 Live Streaming and Telecast

The live streaming and telecast details will be updated here when we have a confirmation from the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

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