India to start against Syria in Nehru Cup 2012

India will play against Syria in their opening game of Nehru Cup 2012. Beside India, the other four teams will be Cameroon, Nepal, Maldives and Syria. Each team will play each other once in the group stage and the winners and runners up will qualify for the finals. India will look to make a hat-trick of Nehru Cup victories with Syria being on the receiving end on both occasions previously. While Kenya confirmed their participation but they withdrew from the tournament in the final moment as they preferred to play friendly match against Jamaica.

The tournament will kick off from 22nd August while the final is slated to take place on 2nd September,2012. It will the first assignment of dutch coach Wim Koevermans in charge of the national team.

Nehru Cup 2012 Complete Fixtures:

August 22, 2012  India vs Syria 
August 23, 2012  Maldives vs Nepal
August 24, 2012  Syria vs Cameroon
August 25, 2012  India vs Maldives 
August 26, 2012   Nepal vs Cameroon
August 27, 2012  Maldives vs Syria
August 28, 2012  India vs Nepal 
August 29, 2012  Cameroon vs Maldives
August 30, 2012  Syria vs Nepal
August 31, 2012  India vs Cameroon 

September 2, 2012:  Group Winners vs Group Runners-up

(All matches kick-off at 7pm (IST) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium)
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