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FIFA Match Days – Your Guide for 2013

FIFA - Indian national team

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced its intention to arrange friendly matches for the Indian national team on official FIFA Match Days to improve the position in the FIFA World Ranking.

The official match days are part of the official annual calender scheduled by football’s world governing body FIFA. The FIFA Calender includes various tournaments, qualifiers, etc. for all age groups and of course dates for friendly and international matches.

Football clubs around the globe are obliged to release a player for a game on these official match days, if called-up for national duty by a FIFA member association.

The last FIFA Match Day for the year 2012 was November 14 and India was scheduled to play Yemen on that day. But Yemen pulled pulled out of the fixture as reported earlier [+ read more].

Many football fans have been asking me via my Facebook Fanpage [+ click here], my website and on Twitter [+ click here], if I could tell them the next FIFA Match Days.

Therefore I would like to present you an overview of the upcoming offcial FIFA Match Days 2013 for friendly matches and international matches.


Friendly Match Days
February 6, 2013
June 4, 2013
August 14, 2013

International Match Days
March 22-26, 2013
June 7-11, 2013
June 14-18, 2013
September 6-10, 2013
October 11-15. 2013
November 15-19, 2013

Friendly Match Day = Date for friendly matches
International Match Days = Date for qualifiers, friendly matches, etc.