The Indian football team is tied 1–1 in their previous game with Oman, taking on another heavyweight UAE as an international friendly in Dubai. In the early stages of the Oman game, the players looked lethargic but the Blue Tigers progressed slowly in the game. Igor Stamack would be proud of the way his young team defended and absorbed pressure with ease. The long and grueling ISL season has certainly brought out the best in Indian football and the bad effects of not playing international games are now falling behind him. Is Sunil Chhetri playing UAE vs India International friendly 2021 tonight? Check the beginning of XI.
The 104th rank India has continued without its talisman captain Sunil Chetri, who was down with Coronovirus. Igor Stimack made 10 debutants in the previous game and was heavily impressed. Bipin Singh took his ISL form to international level, scoring a superb cross to make it home for Manveer Singh. Sandhya Jhingan was always the best in her defense and looked very confident playing from behind. Ashutosh Mehta, however, will have to work in his time.
Ali Mabkhout is the UAE’s leading goal scorer who has scored 65 goals in 85 international goals and it can be difficult for an Indian to be a prolific shooter. Skipper Waleed Abbas is the only player with experience in UAE defense and can be problematic for the host. In midfield, Major Hassan will be seen feeding passes to his frontman, while his partner Ali Salmin should sit back and defend.
India vs UAE friendly football match time and schedule in India
India lead the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a football friendly match at the Zabil Stadium in Dubai. The game will be played on 29 March 2021 (Monday) with a kickoff time of 08:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
India vs UAE friendly football live telecast and free live streaming available online in India
Fans in India can follow live telecast and live streaming of the IND vs UAE football match on Eurosport channel with both HD and SD options. Live streaming of the IND vs UAE football match will be available on the JioTV mobile app. India have lost 9 out of 14 matches against the UAE and will make special efforts to avoid defeat to the Blue Tigers here.
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