A tactically and physically superior Qatar contingent got the better of Bulpin’s boys, as the Indian colts went down rather meekly in the first leg of their pre Olympic qualifier at Doha. It was India’s third trip to the Al-Sadd stadium this year, but unfortunately this time around again they ended up on a losing note.

India qualified for the knock out rounds of Asian Games for the first time since 1982. Blocking further progression is an Asian powerhouse - Japan. Will the boys be able to outwit the Blue Samurais ?

India take on Singapore and would want to register a win. A win can propel them to the next round depending on results of other groups.

India U-23 face an uphill task against defending champions Qatar in the 2nd match of Asian Games 2010.

India's Under-23 team is all set to start their Asian Games campaign. Lets take a look at the young team before the games begin.