A 24-member of the Indian National Team squad has landed in Phnom Penh yesterday (March 19, 2017) to play an International Friendly as part of their preparation for AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, UAE 2019 match against Myanmar.
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In addition to the International Friendly against Cambodia scheduled for March 22 (IST 5pm), the Indian National Team will be playing two more International Friendlies against Lebanon and Palestine as part of their preparation for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, UAE 2019, as the All India Football Federation has recently confirmed two more International Friendlies for the National Team.
India will play their International Friendly against Lebanon on June 7, 2017 and the International Friendly against Palestine will be played on October 2, 2017, even though the venue for both the matches hasn’t been finalized as yet.
And confirming the International Friendlies for the Indian National Team, the All India Football Federation General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das said, “The AIFF is leaving no stone unturned to provide the best of preparation for the National Team. I hope the two matches would serve as an ideal build-up for future matches in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers.”
And the English man Stephen Constantine, who is currently managing the Indian National Team “thanked AIFF for arranging the Friendlies.”
“The best way to test your growth is to play against stronger teams. Both Lebanon and Palestine are very strong teams and the matches would help the team immensely as we move forward,” he stated.