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India to play friendlies with Lebanon and Palestine later this year

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The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Monday confirmed two more international friendlies for the Indian team to be played in June and October.

In addition to the international friendly against Cambodia scheduled for March 22, the Indians will be playing two more matches as part of their preparations for the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

While a tie against Lebanon has been confirmed for June 7, the match against Palestine will be played on October 2.

The venue for both the matches hasn't been finalised as yet.

"The AIFF is leaving no stone unturned to provide the best of preparation for the national team. I hope the two matches would serve as an ideal build-up for future matches in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers," AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said in a statement.

"The best way to test your growth is to play against stronger teams. Both Lebanon and Palestine are very strong teams and the matches would help the team immensely as we move forward," India coach Stephen Constantine stated.

India's first match in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers is slated against Myanmar on March 28 in Yangon.

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