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AIFF Thanks Qatar FA After Indian Football Team Land Safely in Doha

Mudeet Arora
AIFF has thanked Qatar FA for helping Indian football team to begin their World Cup qualifying camp earlier than usual
AIFF has thanked Qatar FA for helping Indian football team to begin their World Cup qualifying camp earlier than usual / DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/Getty Images
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The All India Football Federation has thanked the Qatar Football Association after the Indian football team landed safely at the Hamad International Airport in Doha on May 19.

The Blue Tigers will feature in three qualifying games for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers to be played from June 3 onwards.

The 28 players and the support staff are in compulsory quarantine till they receive the test results of the conducted RTPCR tests in Doha. The squad will be allowed to begin their preparatory camp as part of their preparation for the matches.

AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das thanked the Qatar FA while speaking to the AIFF website as he said, "We are extremely grateful and thankful to the Qatar FA for the manner they went out of the way and helped us begin our camp in Qatar early."

He added, "The AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel had detailed chats with the President of the Qatar FA who raised our concern with the Prime Minister’s Office, after which the 10-day quarantine period was waived off."

India are currently on three points from five matches in Group E and will play Asian Champions Qatar on June 3, Bangladesh on June 7 and Afghanistan on June 15 at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha.

India’s fixtures:

June 3: India vs Qatar (IST 10.30pm).
June 7: Bangladesh vs India (IST 7.30pm).
June 15: India vs Afghanistan (IST 7.30pm).

Meanwhile, Igor Stimac has already named his squad for these upcoming three games.

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