Indian football team to play against Oman just before Asian Cup
This will be the third match for India as part of its preparations against a team that is taking part in the January 5-February 1 Asian Cup, to be held in three cities of the UAE.
India had drawn goal-less with China while losing to Jordan 0-1 in its earlier two matches.
India is placed in Group A in the Asian Cup while Oman is in Group F. India begins its campaign against Thailand on January 6 in Abh Dhabi.
"It's now a question of trying to establish a rhythm and making sure we all know what we have to do. In our last game against Jordan, the circumstances were exceptional and that was a good learning experience for all the players."
Constantine said his team is a "completely different" outfit now.
"After 3 years, we are a completely different team and I believe we are getting better. It should be a great game for us," said Constantine.
All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das said, "Oman are a very strong team. We were drawn against them in the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers and are aware of their quality and strength. It will be the perfect test for our boys as they gear up for the Asian Cup." PTI PDS AH
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