The Indian football team are gearing up for the Asian Cup 2019 and will take to the field against Oman for rehearsal in a friendly match at the Bani Yas Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Thursday. The Asian Cup will be an important tournament for the Blue Tigers and will provide a good platform to judge where they stand. Also Read - Football | MS Dhoni's Aggression And Humility Influenced Me, Says Anirudh Thapa
This will be their third friendly encounter ahead of the continental tournament – previously, India took on Jordan and China which ended in a 2-1 loss and a goalless draw respectively. Also Read - IPL 2020: Sunil Chhetri Lauds RCB Skipper Virat Kohli's Football Skills, Wishes Him All The Best
The Blue Tigers are ranked 97 of the FIFA Rankings, while their opponents are ranked at 84th. India last encountered Oman in the 2018 FIFA Qualifiers, losing 1-2 in Bengaluru and 4-0 in Muscat. Also Read - Football: Neymar Confirms He is Clear of COVID-19, Returns to Training Ahead of PSG's Clash With Marseille
Heading into the match, Oman boasts of a decent form as they remain undefeated in their last five games with three wins and a couple of draws, while India has drawn one, losing and winning two each.
Here’s all you need to know regarding Oman vs India friendly football match:
When is Oman vs India international friendly football match?
The Oman vs India international friendly football match will be played on Thursday, 27th December 2018.
Where will Oman vs India international friendly football match be played?
The Oman vs India international friendly football match will be played at the Bani Yas Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
When will Oman vs India international friendly football match start (time in IST)?
The Oman vs India match will start at 7:30 PM IST.
Where to watch Oman vs India live on TV in India?
The Oman vs India match will not be aired.
How and where to watch Oman vs India live streaming in India?
There is no clarity over if there will be online streaming for the match, but for all the updates of the match stay tuned to India.com and the official Twitter account of the Indian Football Team.
India: GK – Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Arindam Bhattacharya, Vishal Kaith; DF – Pritam Kotal, Sarthak Golui, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Ranjan Salam, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das, Lalruatthara; MF – Udanta Kumam, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Anirudh Thapa, Vinit Rai, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan, Germanpreet Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Jackichand Telem; FW – Sunil Chhetri (c), Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Farukh Choudhary, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh
Oman: GK – Faiz Al-Rushaidi, Ahmed Al-Rawahi, Ammar Al-Rushaidi; DF – Mohammed Al-Musalami, Mohammed Al-Rawahi, Mohammed Al-Balushi, Saad Al-Mukhaini, Khalid Al-Buraiki, Ali Al-Busaidi; MF – Ahmed Mubarak Al-Mahaijri (c), Raed Ibrahim Saleh, Ali Al-Jabri, Mahmood Al-Mushaifri, Yaseen Al-Sheyadi, Mohsin Al-Khaldi, Jameel Al-Yahmadi, Moataz Saleh, Harib Al-Saadi, Salah Al-Yahyai; FW – Mohammed Al-Ghassani, Khalid Al-Hajri, Mohsin Al-Ghassani, Mohammed Al-Hosni.