India slumped to a 1-5 defeat in their Asian Games opener against China, and must win against Bangladesh to keep their hopes alive
The first match between the teams was drawn 0-0 and New Zealand had gone 581 minutes without a goal until Matthew Garbett scored the second goal and the winner of the match in the 81st minute.
An under-prepared India got a rude reality check with hosts China out-muscling them 1-5 in their opening group match of the 2023 Asian Games football competition on Tuesday. Catch India vs China highlights
The AFC also has to decide the direct entry spot that was given to China before they withdrew as host.
The top three teams will directly qualify for the Olympic Games as the AFC representatives, while the fourth-best team will play in the AFC-CAF Play-off.