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India vs Lebanon in the King’s Cup 2023 Upcoming.What’s more?

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In an upcoming clash that promises excitement and redemption, the Indian national men’s football team is set to face Lebanon in the third-place playoff of the 2023 King’s Cup. This showdown comes after both teams suffered losses in their respective semi-final matches.

The Indian squad, led by Coach Igor Stimac, delivered a spirited performance in their semi-final encounter against Iraq. Despite holding the lead twice during the game, the Blue Tigers narrowly lost 5-4 on penalties, with the score level at 2-2 after the regulation period. The team’s remarkable effort drew praise from both Stimac and star striker Sunil Chhetri, who cheered them on from afar.

On the other side, Lebanon faced the host nation, Thailand, in their semi-final clash. Lebanon’s Bassel Jradi had managed to level the score at 1-1 in the 60th minute, but a late own goal by Jihad Ayoub and a subsequent strike by Teerasil Dangda secured a 2-1 victory for Thailand. This result sets the stage for the third-place playoff between India and Lebanon.

Interestingly, recent encounters between India and Lebanon in the Intercontinental Cup and the SAFF Championships earlier in the year saw India emerge victorious. The Cedars from Lebanon will undoubtedly be seeking revenge when they meet the Blue Tigers in this upcoming showdown.

The 2023 King’s Cup final will feature a face-off between the highest-ranked and lowest-ranked teams in the tournament, as Thailand will take on Iraq for the championship title. This final is scheduled for September 10, 2023, which coincides with the date of the India vs. Lebanon third-place playoff.

Football enthusiasts and fans of both nations can look forward to a thrilling conclusion to the 2023 King’s Cup, as India and Lebanon enter the third-place playoff with contrasting mindsets and a shared determination to secure a podium finish. The stage is set for an exciting and fiercely contested match on the pitch. Stay tuned for this high-stakes clash on September 10, 2023, as these teams battle for pride and honor.

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