The Indian team will be stepping out on the pitch on Thursday
After a hiatus of almost two years, the Indian team will once again be stepping out in the middle. The tailend of March sees the side take to the pitch to face off in two FIFA friendlies ahead of the side’s impending qualifiers.
Eurosport To Telecast The Friendlies In India
The Blue Tigers will face Oman on March 25 and UAE on March 29, fixtures which have been picked up by Eurosport to broadcast on television in India. The channel affirmed the same in a statement by Vijay Rajput, Senior VP.
Vijay Rajput, Senior Vice President – Affiliate sales and Product Distribution, Asia – India Sales & Distribution at Discovery Inc. and Head of Eurosport India said, “We are extremely delighted to have an opportunity to bring the fans close to the Indian national football team as they take on national duty after a long time. The Indian National Football team have been making giant progresses and we can surely look forward to two thrilling, action filled matches coming our way.”
India’s last international match was against Oman on November 19, 2019 in the joint FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers. The side’s Group E qualifying encounters will take place in June with India playing Asian champions Qatar on June 3, Bangladesh on June 7 and Afghanistan on June 5.
“I’ve always been on about how we need to better ourselves in Asia and that can happen only when we come up against top opponents,” Sunil Chhetri told the AIFF website. “Oman and UAE most certainly fit that bill.
“When I first heard of the possible opponents, I was extremely excited even though it was just a possibility! I hope we, as a team, make the most of this chance, give a good account of ourselves and most importantly, learn from the experience,” Chhetri added.
India FIFA Friendlies Live Streaming
Match: India vs Oman
Date And Time: 25th March, Thursday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: Maktoom Bin Rashid Stadium
Match: India vs UAE
Date And Time: 29th March, Monday- 9:45pm IST
Venue: Zabeel Stadium
How to Watch India vs Oman for Free?
You can also watch India vs Oman Football Friendly match for free only if you are Airtel User. It will be possible through Airtel xstream app. Airtel users can access Eurosport from there. Follow the steps below access free the match
Open xstream app–> register through your Airtel number—> click on live TV section—>Eurosport will be under sports category