Indian Football: AFC announces revised schedule for WC Qualifiers
October 8: India vs Qatar (Home-match), November 12: Bangladesh vs India (Away match), November 17: India vs Afghanistan (Home match).
The Asian Football Confederation has intimated the All India Football Federation about the new match schedules for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Preliminary Competition and the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2.
In a letter, the AFC mentioned: “After several months of anxious waiting and now with the improved situation globally and in preparation of the “new normal,” the AFC in consultation with FIFA, is planning to reschedule the postponed matches in the FIFA International Windows in October and November 2020.”
As per the new dates, India’s match schedule stays as follows:
October 8, 2020: India vs Qatar (Home-match).
November 12, 2020: Bangladesh vs India (Away match).
November 17, 2020: India vs Afghanistan (Home match).
However, all the aforementioned matches will be held subject to clearances, and directives from the Government of India.
(Inputs - AIFF)