Indian men’s football team will play two International Friendlies against Singapore and Vietnam in September. India is currently placed 104th on the FIFA Men’s World Rankings, while their two opponents are placed at 97th (Vietnam) and 159th (Singapore).
Indian team will travel to Vietnam on September 22, and subsequently play Singapore on September 24, and the hosts on September 27, before making the return journey back to India on September 28. The matches are expected to take place at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, according to Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) website.
Indian Football Team to Play Friendlies against Singapore and Vietnam in September 2022
Speaking on the two matches ahead, Stimac stated in a press release: “We are happy about the upcoming challenges, and we’re looking forward to maintaining the quality of performances that we have recently dished out.” The Croatian remains hopeful of playing a practice match against Kerala Blasters ahead of their departure to Vietnam. The coach said efforts are being made to organize a preparatory camp and he is hopeful to have a practice match against Kerala Blasters ahead of their departure to Vietnam.
AIFF also hinted about a potential friendly match against Hero Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Kerala Blasters FC. “The coach mentioned that efforts are being made to provide the Blue Tigers with a substantial preparatory camp, while he also remains hopeful for a practice match against Kerala Blasters ahead of their departure to Vietnam,” the AIFF statement read.
Having qualified for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup two months back, India will be looking to prepare for the showpiece continental tournament next year.