India to play Singapore on Sunday with eye on AFC Under-23 Championships qualifiers

New Delhi: India's U-23 football team will lock horns with hosts Singapore in the opening international friendly of the two-match series on Sunday.

The two teams will again face off on 12 July.

Coach Stephen Constantine with the U-23 team in a training session. Twitter/@indianfootball

Coach Stephen Constantine with the U-23 team in a training session. Twitter/@indianfootball

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) organised the two matches to help the team prepare for the AFC Under-23 Championships 2018 Qualifiers.

India, who have been clubbed with hosts Qatar, Turkmenistan and Syria in group C, will open their tournament against Syria at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on 19 July.

"Most of the boys haven't played any international match at this level. These two matches will help them gain much valuable match experience," said National coach Stephen Constantine, who is also the Indian Under-23 team coach.

"They have shown enough progress within such a short period and these real-time match experiences will help us tune in ahead of the Qualifiers," he added.


Published Date: Jul 09, 2017 09:07 am | Updated Date: Jul 09, 2017 09:07 am


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