Football News : India to lock horns with Myanmar and Kyrgyz Republic in a Tri-nation series

Football News : India to lock horns with Myanmar and Kyrgyz Republic in a Tri-nation series

In a recent development, the All India Football Federation which recently announced the Vision 2047 plan to make India a major player in global football has now put out the fixtures for India’s tri-series meeting with Myanmar and Kyrgyz Republic.

The event will begin from the middle of March and North-Eastern state, Manipur’s capital Imphal will be the host city. It is scheduled to get underway from March 22-26 and all the matches will be played at the Khuman lampak Stadium. Talking about the Vision 2047 roadmap, the priority focus to begin with was to make the national team formidable within the continent.

Perhaps, becoming Asian champions will hold a lot of significance for Indian football as it will give them confidence to perform at higher stages. And the Blue Tigers‘ matches with fellow Asian countries will mark the beginning of their quest to the top.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh was alongside AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey and General Secretary Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran on February 6 announced the fixtures during a Press conference in at Imphal. The proposed Triangular series will get underway during the FIFA International window in march.

The host stadium, Khuman Lampak Stadium has a capacity of fitting 35,000 people and the AIFF officials announced that Manipur has been selected as hosts because of the evergreen footballing culture in the state and it is believed that bringing International football to North East will put a positive impact on the country’s football.

“The state of Manipur is a factory of talent, which is clearly reflected in the record number of footballers playing in the top league across the country for a number of years. We will work with Manipur football in line with the Vision 2047 strategy to make things more vibrant and spread this culture throughout the country. Organising international friendlies here will hopefully galvanise the youth, inspire more youngsters to take up the sport, and even motivate other states to grow the game in a way where they can also become attractive locations with vibrant football culture.” – said AIFF Secretary General Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran.