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India to play international friendly against Cambodia in March as preparation for Asian Cup qualifiers 2019

New Delhi: As part of its preparations for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, the Indian football team will play an away international friendly match against Cambodia in Phnom Penh on 22 March.

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Indian Football team will face Cambodia before the crucial match against Myanmar. AP

"We are delighted to confirm an International Friendly against Cambodia. The match will help the team prepare better for the crucial first match against Myanmar," All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das said.

India will begin their campaign in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers in an away match against Myanmar in Yangon on 28 March. The last time the two teams met, Myanmar had beaten India by a solitary goal in the AFC Challenge Cup at the same venue.

National Coach Stephen Constantine thanked AIFF for helping him "arrange the game."

"I appreciate the efforts of the AIFF in helping me secure the match. The International Friendly will help the players understand each other better ahead of our tough challenge against Myanmar. The idea is to play against a team close to Myanmar with regards to climatic conditions," he stated.

"We plan to train in Cambodia for some days before proceeding to Yangon directly for our first match in the Qualifiers," he added.


Updated Date: Feb 09, 2017 13:12 PM

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