AFC Asian Cup 2019 Men’s Team

Asian Cup prep: After China, Jordan to host India in November

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The Indian national team is buoyant after holding China to a goal less draw in Suzhou last week and as per reports the Blue Tigers are already set for another away friendly in November. Jordan is expected to host India in the November FIFA international break. Both Jordan and India are preparing for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup which starts on January 6. India are clubbed with hosts UAE, Thailand, and Bahrain.

Sources close to Goal.com can confirm that India will be playing Jordan in the November international break in a friendly as they continue to ramp up their preparations for the AFC Asian Cup in 2019. The match is set to be held in Amman at the Amman International Stadium.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) have been under pressure lately from several quarters, as all of India’s opponents have a host of friendlies lined up ahead of the tournament. The Blue Tigers played only China away during the international break in October while UAE, Thailand and Bahrain all played two fixtures during the same.

The break runs from November 12 to 20 and even though it’s quite late, an away match against a country such as Jordan will only do Stephen Constantine’s charges good.

Jordan are ranked 110th in the world right now while India are placed in the 97th spot. Jordan are grouped alongside Australia, Palestine and Syria in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. In the October break, Jordan played two friendlies – one vs Albania which they drew 0-0 and another against World Cup runners-up Croatia in which the middle eastern side showed remarkable effort in a 2-1 loss.

Despite lining up a friendly against Jordan, India are still going to play one match as of now during the upcoming breaks while every other rival country has their friendlies sorted well before.

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