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Asian Games bound India U-23 men's team to play two matches in China

India U-23

India U-23

The 2014 Incheon Asian Games bound India U-23 national team will be playing two practice matches during their two-week Exposure Tour to China ahead of the Games starting September 14.

The Sunil Chhetri led team which also comprises of two other senior players Robin Singh and Francis Fernandes as per the rules, will be playing Shanghai Dongya East Asia FC and Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty FC of the Chinese Super League on August 29 and September 6.

Both Shanghai East Asia and Jiangsu Sainty are currently placed fourth and seventh in the Chinese Super League standings respectively.

India who would be leaving for Incheon on September 9, are in Asian Games Group G alongwith UAE and Jordan. The two-times Asian Games gold medalists (1951 and 1962) and 1970 bronze medalists are in a three team group from which two will go through to the Round of 16. A total of 29 teams are taking part in the football event of the Games.

India reached the pre-quarter finals last time in the 2010 Asian Games.

(Report & Picture courtesy AIFF Media)