Indo-Pak football series to be played in England

Dubai: The Indian national football team will be playing a three-match series against Pakistan in England, starting on August 25.

The series – dubbed as the ‘Clash of the Titans: India-Pakistan UK tour,’ – will see the two teams play each other in three matches in Manchester, Coventry and London.

Praful Patel, President, All India Football Federation (AIFF), expressed his delight in playing a series against Pakistan. “Playing Pakistan is always special. It’s a positive sign that we will play a bilateral football series against Pakistan. I’m sure all sporting fans are eagerly looking forward to it,” Praful said.

This is the first-time ever that India would be playing a three-match series against Pakistan at a neutral venue. The last time the two nations were involved in a three-match series in football was in 2005, in Pakistan.

The tour is being organised by TouchSky Sports, a Fifa and Uefa licensed match and player agency.

“It gives me immense pleasure in organising this epoch-making tour that will provide the Indian and Pakistani nationals based in England an opportunity to witness their teams in action at the home of football,” remarked Ahmer Kunwar of TSS.