It’s time again for Indian men’s football team to overcome the trials and tribulations of FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Of course, for practical purposes, the final goal is not about qualifying for the main event in Qatar. The ultimate aim for head coach Igor Stimac and his team is to finish third in their group and make it to the third round of the AFC Asian Cup qualifications. They can finish fourth and still book an automatic spot in the third round of the qualification but they have to be among the four best fourth-placed teams. Failure to achieve the goal, the team then has to make its way via a playoff round.