Dhaka, Sept 5: The defending champions begin their campaign on the second day of the tournament when they face Sri Lanka at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday.
A new-look India Team, fresh from a more-than-a-month (since July 28, 2018) long preparation camp look extremely focused and confident before embarking on their journey in the SAFF Suzuki Cup.
India, who are currently ranked 96 in the latest FIFA rankings have been on the winning side 15 times against their neighbours out of the 22 face-offs so far. Meanwhile, the Islanders’ noteworthy victory against India came in the final of 1995 SAFF Championship which was then named as South Asian Gold Cup.
Meanwhile, Nizam Packeer Ali, the newly-appointed Sri Lanka coach who faced a mighty Indian Team back in 1979 for the Olympics qualifier, felt the “better team” will have an edge on the ground. (UNI)