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Star Sports to telecast India’s clash against China on Saturday

The Indian national team celebrating its Hero Intercontinental Cup 2018 victory. (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)
The Indian national football team. Photo courtesy: AIFF Media

India’s first ever match on Chinese soil against the Chinese Senior National Team on October 13, 2018 will be telecast live on Star Sports Network, Jio TV and Hotstar from IST 5PM.

The match kicks-off at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium in the city of Suzhou, China from IST 5:05PM.

In preparation for the AFC Asian Cup, the Indian National Team travelled in a first to play an International Friendly against the People’s Republic of China and will look to register their first win against the opponents. India haven’t ever been able to manage a victory against China in their last 17 outings for far. The last time the two teams met was in the Nehru Cup in 1997.

Out of the 17 face-offs between these two sides so far, the Red Dragons have won on 12 occasions. The rest of the five matches ended in a stalemate.

After the team had arrived in Suzhou, Head Coach Stephen Constantine had said, “China are obviously a good side. They play some good football. Our performance against China will be a great indication of where we are and how far we need to go.”

(AIFF Media)