For the first time, India is playing football in Jordan

New Delhi: The Indian team will play in Jordan on November 17 at Amman, which will be their first meeting between the two sides.

The Indian Football Federation has confirmed that international friendly India will play against Jordan in the playoffs on November 17, 2018, "AIFF said in a statement.

This game will be played at King Abdullah II International Stadium and will start at 9.30pm (IST).
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Jordan, who qualified for the World Cup in Croatia last month, is now 110th and India is ranked 97th.
The two teams have never met an international friendly, although the Indian side U-16 have already played twice in Jordan. South India coach Bibiano Fernandes has won both.

November's friendship, which came out of a draw with China, will continue to be part of the AFC Asian Cup of Nations next January 5th.

Stephen Constantine also feels the game will be a big test for the club.

"This will be a great match for many reasons because Jordan is a quality team as we see their second defeat in Croatia on the other day.

"We have to understand the level we face in the UAE and we are capable of dealing with them, we have to face similar experiments, the game against China is a great test, Jordan is another," said Constantine.

India are in Group A with UAE, Thailand and Bahrain.

Constantine said the Amman conditions are similar to the United Arab Emirates, which will ultimately help the team to get acquainted with the continental competition.

"After we acknowledged our qualification we realized we needed to counteract those who oppose us from the beginning of pressure.

"In addition, we will play Amman where the area is very similar to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah while we are playing in January," he said.