‘Sabka badla lega re tera frager’ – Fans react as India and Pakistan set to face each other in U19 Asia Cup match in Dubai later this year



India will be taking on Pakistan in the under-19 Asia Cup later this year. The schedule for the tournament which consists of 8 teams for the tournament is out. There are 6 teams from the Indian subcontinent which will take part in the event. two of the other teams in the tournament are from the rest of the Asian continent. The teams are divided into two groups.

In Group A, there are 4 teams. India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal are in the same group. On the other hand, Group B consists of the likes of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE, and Japan. From the looks of it, Group A seems to be a group of death, as the toughest competitors in the Asian continent have got a tougher draw. It is not so tough for the teams to qualify from the Group B.

The tournament is set to start on the 8th of December and will take place in the city of Dubai in three stadiums. All the matches are set to happen in Dubai’s Academy Oval-1, Academy Oval-2, and Dubai International Stadium. The semifinal 1 and the final of the tournament will be played in Dubai International Stadium. India and Afghanistan will face each other in the season’s inaugural match.

India vs Pakistan at the young level

The highlight of the tournament is set to be the match between India and Pakistan, which is set to be played on the 10th of December on Sunday. The Academy Oval-1 stadium will host the match between the two sides. The tournament will be played for 10 days with 2 rest days in between the group matches and the semifinals, and then a gap of a day between the semifinal and the final.

The top 2 teams from each group are set to qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament. The tournament will act as a good opportunity for the youngsters from all the teams to showcase their talents. Some of these teams will be playing the under-19 World Cup next year. The tournament will be good to help the teams in that regard.

Here’s how the fans reacted to the news –


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