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The Indian males’s soccer group will play two worldwide pleasant matches in opposition to Singapore and hosts Vietnam in September, the nationwide federation mentioned on Thursday. The Indian group will face Singapore on September 24 earlier than taking over Vietnam on September 27. Vietnam is internet hosting the pleasant matches within the FIFA window (September 19 to 27) as a part of their preparation for the 2022 AFF Mitsubishi Electrical Cup. The Blue Tigers will journey to Vietnam on September 22 and return again residence on September 28.
The matches are anticipated to happen at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh metropolis, in line with Vietnam Soccer Federation (VFF) web site.
In response to VFF, the three groups shall be play in a match from September 21 to 27 and the group which will get the best factors after a round-robin format shall be declared the champion. India are at present positioned 104th on the FIFA world rankings, whereas their two opponents are positioned at 97th (Vietnam) and 159th (Singapore) respectively.
Having certified for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup two months again, India shall be seeking to put together for the showpiece continental match subsequent 12 months.
“We’re glad concerning the upcoming challenges, and we’re wanting ahead to sustaining the standard of performances that we have now not too long ago dished out,” India head coach Igor Stimac mentioned.
The coach mentioned efforts are being made to organise a preparatory camp and he’s hopeful to have a apply match in opposition to Kerala Blasters forward of their departure to Vietnam.
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