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India will face Tajikistan in Intercontinental Cup opener

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All Football Federation(AIFF) on Monday announced the schedule for the 2019, beginning July 7.

In the opening match of the tournament, Blue Tigers will face at in Ahmedabad.In the next match, will play against DPR Korea on July 13, followed by on July 16. The top two teams from the round robin stage will qualify for the final, that is scheduled to be played on July 18.

In the latest rankings released in April this year, ranked 83rd followed by and DPR Korea, which are placed 120 and 121 respectively. Currently, holds the 101st position in the rankings.

The Blue Tigers are the defending champions of the tournament as they lifted the title last year with a victory against in the final. In the final, 'of the Tournament' had scored two goals.

The Indian side, under new Igor Stimac, shall be heading into the tournament on the back of a promising show in the King's Cup 2019 in Thailand, where they went down 3-1 to Curacao in their first match and came back strong with a 1-0 win against the hosts

The 2019 fixtures are as follows:

July 7: India vs Tajikistan

July 8: vs DPR Korea

July 10: vs Syria

July 13: India vs DPR Korea

July 15: DPR Korea vs Tajikistan

July 16: India vs Syria

July 19: Final

Defending champion India will start their campaign against Tajikistan on July 7 and the winner of the tournament will be decided on July 19.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 18:27 IST
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