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India Vs NorthEast United Preview: Igor Stimac Ready To Set Loose Blue Tigers Against The Highlanders Ahead Of Bangladesh Fight

The Indian national football team is currently in a preparatory camp at Guwahati for the match against Bangladesh, and will take on Indian Super League (ISL) outfit NorthEast United in a friendly on Wednesday (October 9)

India Vs NorthEast United Preview: Igor Stimac Ready To Set Loose Blue Tigers Against The Highlanders Ahead Of Bangladesh Fight
Northeast United FC coach Robert Jarni was a former national teammate of Igor Stimac and both were part of the Croatian side which finished third in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. | Courtesy: Indian National Football Team
India Vs NorthEast United Preview: Igor Stimac Ready To Set Loose Blue Tigers Against The Highlanders Ahead Of Bangladesh Fight
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2019-10-08T15:21:24+05:30

Indian national football team head coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday said that he will try out as many players as possible in the friendly match against the Indian Super League (ISL) side NorthEast United FC at Guwahati on Wednesday. (More Football News)

Stimac said the match will be a good preparation for India's FIFA World Cup second round qualifier against Bangladesh to be played in Kolkata on October 15.

Read: Asamoah Gyan Signs For NorthEast United

"We're very happy to have got a chance to play against Northeast United FC. This game will serve us very well to prepare for the Bangladesh match," Stimac said.

"I feel it will be a competitive game. It's a chance for my players to prove themselves and to earn a place in the team. It'll be nice to try as many players as possible. I expect them to do best to their abilities," he added.

Read: Football Belongs To Poor Families, Feels Stimac

The team is currently in a preparatory camp at Guwahati for the match against Bangladesh.

Northeast United FC coach Robert Jarni was a former national teammate of Stimac and both were part of the Croatian side which finished third in the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

"It'll be a great pleasure for both us. He was a fantastic player and a great coach as well. I wish him all the best for a successful career with Northeast United FC," Stimac commented.

Also Read: Indian Football Team Set To Face Luka Modric's Croatia?

"Back home, we face each other every day as we stay only 200 meters away. I see him while going to the market, the bank every time. But, I have never faced him as the opponent coach, it'll be an interesting battle for us surely," he said.

Stimac had summoned 29 players for the preparatory camp initially, but Jerry Lalrinzuala was not able to join the camp owing to some fitness issues.

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