India's Football Friendly Against Palestine Cancelled

Updated: 04 October 2014 20:59 IST

The second friendly between India and Palestine was called-off as under FIFA rules a country cannot play more than two international friendlies in a FIFA Window. The FIFA dates in October run from October 6-14. Palestine will play Pakistan on October 14.

India's Football Friendly Against Palestine Cancelled
File Photo: The Indian football team celebrates against Pakistan. © NDTV

New Delhi:

The Indian football team's international friendly against Palestine, which was scheduled for October 9, has been cancelled as the south east Asian nation has already committed its availability to the Pakistan Football Federation in the same window.

The match was supposed to be held at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal. However, the first international friendly on October 6 will be played as scheduled.

AIFF has been intimated by the Palestine Football Federation about its unavailability.

As per the FIFA international friendly regulations, a country cannot play more than two international friendlies in a FIFA Window. The FIFA dates in October run from October 6-14.

It was in August 2014 that Palestine Football Federation had signed an agreement with AIFF confirming its availability to play back to back international friendlies against India in October 2014, the result of which the AIFF had to turn down Malaysia Football Federation's request to play an international friendly on October 9.



Topics : Football
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