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Blue Tigers touch down in Nepal ahead of International Friendlies

Indian Football Team in Nepal



Indian Football Team in NepalKATHMANDU: The Indian Men’s Senior National Team, scheduled to play back-to-back International Friendlies against Nepal on September 2 and 5, were greeted by cloudy skies as they landed safely at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu earlier today (August 30, 2021).

The 25-member Indian contingent flew out from New Delhi where they had assembled overnight after the completion of the preparatory camp in Kolkata which had kicked off on August 15.

However, players from ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC weren’t able to train at the camp owing to the respective club commitments in the AFC Cup. While players from Bengaluru FC joined the team directly in New Delhi, ATK Mohun Bagan players had assembled in the camp a couple of days earlier.


“The Kolkata camp helped us to get back into shape as much it helped us gain a lot of technical insights,” midfielder Pronay Halder stated. “It was kind of a perfect pre-season for all of us. The practice sessions were insightful, while the gym sessions helped us to tone down further while attaining strength at the same time. I enjoyed every bit of it,” Pronay added.

The last time the Indian senior team visited Nepal was in 2015, wherein their away match in the play-offs for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers ended goalless, thus enabling them to qualify for the qualifiers by virtue of their 2-0 victory in the first leg.