The Indian soccer team will play in Oman on March 25th and in the United Arab Emirates on March 29th in Dubai. Watch live.

The Indian national soccer team‘s upcoming friendlies against Oman and UAE will be broadcast live in India, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed on Tuesday.

Trainer Igor StimacThe boys will be back in action with the two international friendlies in Dubai after over a year of COVID-19 hiatus. The Blue Tigers will meet Oman on March 25th and the United Arab Emirates on March 29th.

Incidentally, India’s last international match took place on November 19, 2019 against Oman in the joint qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

The two friendlies will be important preparation games for the Indian soccer team, which will resume their Group E qualifiers in June. India will play against the Asian champions Qatar on June 3rd, their neighbors Bangladesh on June 7th and Afghanistan on June 5th in qualifying.

With Sunil Chhetri After contracting the coronavirus, India’s head coach Igor Stimac flew to Dubai with a very young 27-man squad.

India currently ranks 104th in the world and will face higher ranking teams. The United Arab Emirates are 74th and Oman 81st.

“I’ve always thought about how we should improve in Asia and that can only happen when we meet top opponents,” Chhetri told the AIFF website. “Oman and the United Arab Emirates certainly fit this bill.

“When I first heard about the possible opponents, I was very excited, even though it was only one possibility! I hope that we as a team will use this opportunity, describe ourselves well and, above all, learn from the experience, ”added Chhetri.

The friendly matches of the Indian soccer team, the fixtures and the start times of the live matches in India

All times are Indian Standard Time (IST)

Thursday, March 25th: India vs Oman – 7:15 PM IST

Monday, March 29th: India vs UAE – 9:45 PM IS

Where to watch the Indian soccer team’s friendly matches against Oman, United Arab Emirates live in India?

The Indian soccer team’s matches against Oman on March 25th and against the United Arab Emirates on March 29th will be broadcast live on the Indian television channel Eurosport.

Indian soccer team for friendly matches

goalkeeper: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Dheeraj Singh

defender: Ashutosh Mehta, Akash Mishra, Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Chinglensana Singh, Adil Khan, Mandar Rao Dessai and Mashoor Shereef

midfield player: Rowllin Borges, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Raynier Fernandes, Anirudh Thapa, Bipin Singh, Yasir Mohammad, Suresh Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Ashique Kuruniyan

Forward: Manvir Singh, Ishan Pandita, Hitesh Sharma and Liston Colaco