India vs Jordan Football International Friendly: Quashing rumours of cancellation of India vs Jordan international football friendly, AIFF confirmed that the match will go on as scheduled. India, despite missing their talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri, will fancy their chances when they take on hosts Jordan in an international football friendly here on Saturday. The match at the Jordan capital is in preparation for the AFC Asian Cup, scheduled to be held in January-February next year. India are ranked 97th while Jordan are placed 112th in the FIFA rankings. Also Read - I Stand With Everyone in India And Around The World in These Challenging Times: Sunil Chhetri
Even though they will be without Chhetri, the country’s all-time leading scorer, Stephen Constantine’s men will take confidence from their goalless stalemate in their previous friendly against higher-ranked China, managed by World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi. Also Read - Despite COVID19 Outbreak, Australian Football Leagues Play on
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With 7 members of the Indian National Team having left stranded at the Kuwait International Airport for over 32 hours, courtesy heavy thunderstorm and rains, it is not the ideal situation for Stephen Constantine’s boys as they try to recover in time to take on a strong Jordan team in the scheduled International Friendly in Amman on Saturday (November 17, 2018).
Amidst torrential downpour along with lightning and thunder which has inundated Kuwait City with heavy flooding, forced postponements and cancellation of several flights, seven players — Jeje Lalpekhlua, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh, Sumeet Passi, Udanta Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan — along with some members of the support staff were left stranded for over 32 hours at the Kuwait International Airport en route to Amman.
To add to all the dismay and frustration, the luggage including player’s kits, team equipment and personal belongings of all the players and support staff also went missing when they landed in Amman.
However, the match, the first-ever International Friendly between the two countries will kick-off as scheduled on Saturday (November 17) at IST 10.30pm and will be telecast live on Star Sports Network.