Where to watch India vs Uzbekistan live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for Asian Cup match

India are facing a battle to keep their AFC Asian Cup knockout stage hopes alive as they face Uzbekistan in a Group B clash on January 18.

A 2-0 loss to Australia was a blow for Igor Stimac’s team with Uzbekistan drawing 0-0 with Syria in their opening fixture in the competition.

With Australia expected to ease into the Round of 16 as an automatic qualifier, the race is on for the other spot, with India needing a positive result in this game, to keep themselves on track.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

What time does India vs Uzbekistan kick off?

This AFC Asian Cup clash takes place at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar and kicks off on Thursday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Thu, Jan. 15 9:30 a.m. ET
Canada Thu, Jan. 15 9:30 a.m. ET
UK Thu, Jan. 15 2:30 p.m. GMT
Australia Fri, Jan. 16 1:30 a.m. AEDT
India Thu, Jan. 15 8:00 p.m. IST

India vs Uzbekistan live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this AFC Asian Cup match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

USA: This match will be available via Paramount+.

Australia: Paramount+ will provide streaming services for the tournament.

UK: AFC Asian Cup matches can be streamed live in the UK via TrillerTV.

India: Streaming service FanCode is the place to go for AFC Asian Cup matches.

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India vs Uzbekistan lineups, team news

India will look to take positives from their defeat from Australia and veteran striker Sunil Chhetri will captain them in this clash.

India (4-2-3-1, right to left): G. Singh (GK) — Poojari, Jhingan, Bheke, Bose — Tangri, Ralte — M. Singh, Wangjam, Chhangte — Chhetri.

India subs (9): TBC

Injury has deprived Uzbekistan of their key star Eldor Shomurodov at this tournament with former Al Nassr winger Jaloliddin Masharipov the name to watch out for.

Uzbekistan (3-4-3 right to left): Yusupov (GK) — Khusanov, Eshmurodov, Ashurmatov — Alijonov, Hamrobekov, Shukurov, Sayfiev — Erkinov, Urunov, Masharipov.

Uzbekistan subs (9): TBC

India vs Uzbekistan prediction

Neither team have shown too much promise at the start of the tournament with India expected to lose to Australia and Uzbekistan lacking a cutting edge against Syria.

A draw would keep both sides in the reckoning for second place in Group B with Australia confident of beating Syria in the other game.

Prediction: India 1-1 Uzbekistan

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