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The Indian males’s soccer workforce will play two worldwide pleasant matches towards Singapore and hosts Vietnam in September, the nationwide federation mentioned on Thursday. The Indian workforce will face Singapore on September 24 earlier than taking up 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 house on September 28.
The matches are anticipated to happen at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh metropolis, in keeping with Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) web site.
In keeping with VFF, the three groups shall be play in a match from September 21 to 27 and the workforce which will get the best factors after a round-robin format shall be declared the champion. India are at the moment 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 yr.
“We’re comfortable in regards to the upcoming challenges, and we’re wanting ahead to sustaining the standard of performances that now we have just lately 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 observe match towards Kerala Blasters forward of their departure to Vietnam.
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