India made history on Saturday when it qualified for the 2022 FIFAe Nations Cup. This is the first time India will play in the esports showpiece to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark this year, from 27 to 30 July. 2022

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India beat the Republic of Korea and Malaysia in the playoffs of the FIFAe Nations Series 2022 to support their qualification for the event.

The journey of the Indian e-football team began in January 2021, when the AIFF signed a participation agreement with FIFA for the FIFAe Nations Series 2021. India was among the 60 countries that participated and was placed in the Middle East and Africa. India finished 3rd in its zone, missing a place in the FIFAe Nations 2021 playoffs.

India finished the season with a global ranking of 22 and finished over a heavyweight category such as Italy, Argentina and Spain in the 2021 rankings.

For the 2022 season, India has moved to the Asia / Oceania region and received a place in the Play-Ins, which will provide a direct qualification for the playoffs (the last stage before the Nations Cup). During the playoffs, India played 32 games in 4 weeks of the game with 12 wins, 11 losses and 9 draws. In the 4 weeks of the match, India retained its place in Division 1.

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With this, India successfully qualified for the playoffs, finishing second in the Consistency Points rankings, one step closer to the FIFAe Nations Cup 2022. During this period, India also achieved its highest global ranking of 19.

Entering the playoffs, the goal for India was simple. Win 2 matches and seal your place in the show event and that’s exactly what they did, you can say for sure. Charanjot Singh, Sid Chandarana and Saransh Jain came with the goods for India at the crucial hour when India defeated the Republic of Korea and Malaysia and they will now head to Denmark in late July.

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