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Indian to face Tajikistan in Intercontinental Cup opener

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Defending champions will take on in the opening match of the Hero 2019, scheduled to take place at the in from July 7-18. The schedule for the four-nation tournament was announced here on Monday.

India's next match will be on July 13 against North Korea, followed by on July 16, with the top two teams from the round robin stage qualifying for the final that is scheduled on July 18. According to the latest rankings released in April 2019, are ranked 83rd followed by and North Korea, who are placed 120 and 121 respectively. currently occupies the 101st position in the rankings.

The Indian side, under new Igor Stimac, will 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 and followed the result with a 1-0 win against the hosts courtesy of a goal from Anirudh Thapa.

The fixtures are as follows:

July 7: 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 18: Final



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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 17:10 IST