AIFF have confirmed that Guwahati and Kolkata as World Cup Qualifiers venues for first two games.
AIFF have confirmed that the first couple of games for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers will be held in Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium and Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium respectively.
The Indian team has been drawn alongside Oman, Qatar, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan in Group E. The fixtures for Igor Stimac in the World Cup Qualifiers will kick off on September 5 against Oman in Guwahati and the following game against Bangladesh will be held 40 days later, on October 15th in Kolkata. The Blue Tigers will finish their campaign on June 9 when they host Afghanistan.
“The first match against Oman will be hosted in Guwahati and the second game (vs Bangladesh) will be held in Kolkata,” Das said. “These are world-class stadiums and are approved by AFC as they were used in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup,” he added.
Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium and Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium will host the #Indianfootball team’s opening two 2022 #FIFAWorldCup Qualifiers home matches. #AsianQualifiershttps://t.co/mel90OaIDZ
— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) August 1, 2019
Full schedule of India’s matches
September 5 – India vs Oman
September 10 – Qatar vs India
October 15 – India vs Bangladesh
November 14 – Afghanistan vs India
November 19 – Oman vs India
March 26 – India vs Qatar
June 4 – Bangladesh vs India
June 9 – India vs Afghanistan