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AIFF unsure as Tajikstan tweets Intercontinental Cup plan

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Federation of Tajikstan (FFT) on Monday confirmed that the second edition of will be played in Bengaluru between July 7 and 18. Interestingly, while is the host nation, the Federation (AIFF) is yet to put out any confirmation of the friendly tournament.

Speaking to IANS, a senior AIFF said: "We cannot confirm anything as of now."

According to the FFT announcement, and DPR Korea will be the other two countries participating in the tournament apart from and Tajikstan.

Syria, with a ranking of 83, are the highest ranked team in the tournament, followed by India on 101, Tajikstan on 120 and DPR Korea on 121. It is likely to be the second tournament that India will play under new Igor Stimac, as they would be playing the King's Cup in before that between June 5 and 8.

This is the second edition of the Intercontinental Cup, with the first one being held in 2018 from June 1 to June 10. Kenya, Chinese and were the visiting teams and India went on to win the tournament by beating 2-0. However, the India also lost 2-1 to a side that was far from being the regular first team of the country.

It was also after India's first match in the previous edition that talismanic striker pleaded with fans via a video on to watch the team's games in the stadium. "Please come and support us, encourage us, watch us, abuse us, criticise us. in India needs you," he had said. The video went viral and was shared by thousands of people, including captain It had considerable effect for the rest of the tournament with India's matches drawing sold out crowds at the

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 16:34 IST
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