Asian Cup tune-up: India to play China in international friendly
India are yet to win a match against China.
Though the date for the friendly will be decided in coming days, AIFF has proposed Saturday, October 13, as the match day.
Terming the occasion as 'historic', AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said: "China and India are today being seen as the two fastest emerging football markets, globally. We are happy to have come to the conclusion of our month long discussion with the Chinese FA, and I thank our marketing partners FSDL for their involvement and cooperation.
"The opportunity presents us with an opportunity not just break the two-decade deadlock, but also provides us a chance to revive the neighbouring rivalry," he added.
However, the senior team has been on upsurge over the last couple of years, maintaining an unbeaten run of 12 official matches for a span which extended from June 2016 to November 2017.
National coach Stephen Constantine expressed satisfaction about the tie.
"With an eye on the preparation for the Asian Cup, as a coach I couldn't have asked for anything better than an opponent like China. I am sure the boys will make the best of the opportunity presented to us and look forward to test ourselves ahead of the AFC competition."
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