New Delhi, Jul 14 : The Indian U-19 National Team will be clashing swords against Jordan and Oman U-19 National Team in an exposure tour in Turkey, in preparation of the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers later this year.
India has already acted as a feeder to the senior national team with players like Amarjit Singh, Suresh Singh, Boris Singh and Narendra being regular call-ups in camps, while Amarjit Singh, who was India’s captain in the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 has already earned two caps for the senior national team.
The Indian U-19s will be facing the Oman U-19 and Jordan U-19 team and will be playing one friendly match against a local club side Kocaelispor in Kartepe, Turkey from July 19- 27, 2019.
Speaking on the exposure tour, Head Coach Floyd Pinto said, “We aim to play as many international matches as possible, the more we play the better get. "The exposure tour to Turkey serves as a good platform to test ourselves against West Asian opposition”.
“We aim to solidify our playing style, narrow down on our core group of players as we inch closer to the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers in November”, he added. (UNI)