A huge step has been taken to enhance the Football craze in India as AIFF & its marketing partners have shared the national team’s yearly fixtures beginning March 2017 wherein it will play 15 competitive games including eight in India.
All the international fixtures will be broadcast live on Star Sports and its digital platform, Hotstar.
This is really a big news regarding Indian Football fans. Recently Indian break into “Top 100” Rankings & this broadcasting news comes as a icing on the cake !!
Speaking on the development, a Star India Spokesperson said, “This is a huge step forward for us. Broadcasting the national fixtures is a significant addition to our line-up of football properties and validates our network as the premier destination for football fans.
“We are pleased to showcase India’s international matches which will provide a special experience to fans to follow the India national team during primetime on our on-air and digital platforms.”
To increase the home games AIFF has recently launched a new tournament to be play between 4 countries including India in August 2017. The competition will be held from August 18-27, 2017 where the team will play 4 games provided they reach the finals.
The team play their next friendly against Nepal in India on June 6, 2017, before taking on Kyrgyzstan in the Home leg onJune 13, 2017, in their bid to qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in UAE.
The team has already played and won two games beginning March 2017 – friendly against Cambodia and AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Myanmar.