India will open their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup campaign against Thailand at Abu Dhabi today. The match will kick off 7 in the evening.
With the continental showpiece event being expanded to 24 teams, India have a real chance of making it to the knock-out rounds.
India has been placed in Group-A alongside Thailand, Bahrain and UAE.
Australia, in Pool-B, are the defending champions as they had won the previous competition in 2015.
The winner of the tournament will earn the right to participate in the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup.