It is great news for the Indian national football team and fans alike as the chances of a friendly match with Croatia are brewing during early next year. It would be the biggest match of their lives if they get the chance to play against the 2018 FIFA World Cup runners-up.
AIFF general secretary Kushal Das recently traveled to the Croatian capital Zagreb and initiated early talks with their federation. The collaboration was about coach education and youth development. It was during this discussion, the possibility of a friendly match was deliberated upon.
“It was our first meeting. It was very good,” said Kushal Das. “There is a possibility of playing friendlies, but we will have more clarity n November when we meet again.” There is a huge gap in their rankings. India is ranked 104 and Croatia are eight in latest FIFA rankings. India slid one spot below from 103rd in their rankings. India’s football coach, Igor Stimac is also a Croatian.
It would be a ‘treat’ for Indian football fans if things go as planned irrespective of an anticipated outcome.
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