International Friendly: Singapore host India

ind vs singapore

India vs Singapore
International Friendly
Choa Chu Kang Stadium
7:45 PM (5:15 PM IST)

Fresh after completing the hat-trick of Nehru Cups, Wim Koeverman’s journey with the Blue Tigers now moves on to Singapore for a FIFA International friendly against the host Singapore. Both camps are ready to face the challenge but at the same time are quite respectful of their opponents with neither of them taking the other lightly. 

The match is poised to be an interesting one with India hoping to earn some crucial FIFA Ranking points which could see them climb up the ranking ladders, while Singapore on the other hand will mark the match as a preparation for Suzuki Cup.

“It’s nice to get to play a match on a FIFA date. We look to improve ourselves and are looking forward to a good match. It will be a difficult one. We have had a look at Singapore in a video session. They have the home advantage. But we play every game intending to win it and we will want to win this too. But as I said, it’s not easy," said the Indian Coach.

The Indian captain, Sporting Lisbon “B” forward sounded positive as he was quoted saying, “We are moving in the right direction. We should take it step by step and aim to reach among the top 10 in Asia and move on from there. There’s a certain plan laid down by All India Football Federation and we have Great Coach in Wim. Obviously, being the top 10 in Asia is not easy but it’s achievable and I’m optimistic,”

Singapore’s Serbian coach Radojko Avramovic praised the recent strides that the Indian Team is making and said “It’s obvious Indian Football is marching ahead and I feel at a rapid pace.”

“India played in the Asian Cup in Doha and had some good matches. There are six players of that team who are in Singapore for the International Friendly. We need to stop them,”he further added. He also said that their primary target will be to stop Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri. He also reminded that the Singapore team consist of several neutralized players having nationalities including Australia, Serbia, China and Africa.

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