Indian National Team To Play Lebanon & Palestine

Monday, 20 March 2017|Media Release

The All India Football Federation has confirmed two more International Friendlies for the National Team as part of their preparation for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, UAE 2019. Stephen Constantine’s boys are set to play Lebanon and Palestine.

While the International Friendly against Lebanon has been confirmed for June 7, 2017, the International Friendly against Palestine will be played on October 2, 2017.

The venue for both the matches hasn’t been finalized as yet.

These friendlies are in addition to the Friendly against Cambodia scheduled for March 22 (IST 5 pm) in Phnom Penh.

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.”

National Coach Stephen Constantine “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.

Meanwhile, India’s first match in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers is slated against Myanmar on March 28 in Yangon.