India to play football friendly against Oman on Feb 23

New Delhi: Indian football team will play an international friendly match against Oman on February 23 as part of their preparation for the forthcoming AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu.

The Indian squad for the match to be played in Muscat will be announced later.

The AFC Challenge Cup will be held in Kathmandu from March 8 to 19. The winner of the tournament will qualify for the 2015 Asian Cup to be held in Australia.

Oman are presently ranked 90th in the FIFA rankings while India are at 158th.