The Indian Men’s National Football Team will play a friendly match against Northeast United Football Club on Wednesday next. The match will be held at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium located in Sarusajai area of Guwahati.
The match will start from 7.30 pm on October 9. No arrangements of tickets have been made for the upcoming football match. The match will be open for all people. This is the first time that the national team has decided to play a match against any Indian Super League (ISL) club.
The Indian team has already arrived, ahead of the upcoming football match, in Guwahati. They have been lodging at Hotel Radisson Blu in Guwahati. Speaking about the upcoming match, Northeast United FC’s Head Coach Robert Jarni said, ‘It’s a great opportunity for us to play the Indian national team before we begin our season. I am sure it will be a fantastic match and will help both sides prepare for the upcoming fixtures.’
The national football team is in the city preparing for their upcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier match against Bangladesh in Kolkata on October 15. Last month, Oman and India played the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier match at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium at Sarusajai in Guwahati. However, Oman defeated India 2-1 in the match held on September 5.