Indian soccer group arrived in Doha on Wednesday night. They had been beneath obligatory quarantine and ready for the outcomes of their RT-PCR exams earlier than beginning their preparatory camp. Head coach of Igor Stimac speaks to the group in the course of the coaching session in Doha (Courtesy: AIFF Media)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will face hosts Qatar on June 3Indian group is bolstered by the return of captain Sunil ChhetriIndia will face Bangladesh on June 7 and Afghanistan on June 15The Indian Soccer group had their first coaching session in Doha on Friday night as they put together for the forthcoming Qualifiers for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup China 2023, slated to kick-off from June 3 onwards.
All of the gamers and assist employees of the Indian soccer group have examined destructive for Covid-19 after arrival in Qatar.The Indian group, fourth in Group E with three factors, is already out of competition for a World Cup berth however remains to be within the reckoning for the 2023 Asian Cup in China.The group, which arrived in Doha on Wednesday night, was beneath obligatory quarantine and ready for the outcomes of their RT-PCR exams earlier than beginning their preparatory camp.”Sure, all of the 28 gamers and assist employees examined destructive within the exams completed after their arrival,” mentioned All India Soccer Federation Normal Secretary Kushal Das.The group is bolstered by the return of their skipper Sunil Chhetri, who could have a preparatory camp inside a bio-bubble earlier than its first match on June 3 in opposition to hosts Qatar.The opposite two matches are in opposition to Bangladesh (June 7) and Afghanistan (June 15). Via the nice places of work of Qatar Soccer Affiliation, a 10-day exhausting quarantine was waived off for the Indians, and so they started coaching as quickly as they received the Covid-19 destructive outcomes.”Gearing up for the challenges forward. The #BlueTigers had their coaching first coaching session in Doha, Qatar final night time,” the AIFF mentioned in a tweet, together with footage of coaching of gamers beneath head coach Igor Stimac.Gearing-up for the challenges aheadThe #BlueTigers had their coaching first coaching session in Doha, Qatar final night time #WCQ #BackTheBlue #BlueTigers #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/QnAChPR086— Indian Soccer Group (@IndianFootball) Could 22, 2021
The matches are being performed in Doha in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, which does not permit the unique format of house and away matches.The Indian gamers had been to have a nationwide camp in Kolkata from Could 2 onwards, however the raging pandemic within the nation led to its cancellation.Click on right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.