The All India Soccer Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday confirmed that the lads’s crew will lock horns in two worldwide friendlies in March.
The Blue Tigers will tackle Oman within the first match on March 25 whereas the second match is scheduled in opposition to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 29. Each the matches shall be held in Dubai.
“AIFF confirms two Worldwide Friendlies for the Indian Males’s Nationwide Staff in March 2021,” the AIFF mentioned in an official assertion.
Oman and UAE problem for #BlueTigers in March
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It was in November 2019 that the Blue Tigers final performed within the worldwide area within the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers in opposition to Afghanistan (in Tajikistan) and Oman (in Muscat).
India presently stands on three factors from the 5 matches which they’ve performed up to now with two residence matches in opposition to Asian Champions Qatar and Afghanistan, and an away recreation in opposition to Bangladesh but to be performed.
As a part of the preparation for the 2 matches in opposition to Oman and UAE in March, the nationwide crew will assemble in a preparatory camp from March 15 onwards. The camp may also be held in Dubai below head coach Igor Stimac to permit the boys to acclimatise sooner.
The 2 friendlies come on the again of the U-16 boy’s nationwide crew having travelled to UAE in February 2021, and the ladies’s nationwide crew’s tour to Turkey the place they performed matches in opposition to Serbia, Russia, and Ukraine.
Additionally, India is all set to host the AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup subsequent yr, the preparation for which has already begun, with a two-month camp in Goa, adopted by three matches in Turkey.