AIFF confirms international friendly against Palestine

New Delhi: The Indian football team will play in an international friendly against Palestine in Guwahati on February 6, 2013, the AIFF confirmed on Friday.

India`s last international friendly, against Yemen in November, was cancelled after the visiting side failed to procure visas for its players.

And before that, on October 14, India were beaten 0-2 by Singapore.

Palestine are ranked 152 in the current FIFA Rankings while India are currently placed 166.

National coach Wim Koevermans has always stressed on the need to play more and more international friendlies in order to improve the country`s rankings.