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Jordan vs India: Crucial Football Friendly; Sunil Chhetri Out With Injury Ahead of 2019 Asian Cup

Interview with Arjun Pandit |
Interviewed by Siddhanth Aney
Arjun Pandit joins Newsclick's Siddhanth Aney in a discussion on Indian football team's crucial (build-up for 2019 Asian Cup) friendly match against Jordan in Amman.

Former pro Arjun Pandit joins us in studio before the Indian football team's trip to Amman where they play Jordan on November 17. This is India's second high-profile friendly (they played China in October) as the squad enters the final phase of preparations for the 2019 Asian Cup. India have not played at the continental championships since 2011, when Bhaichung Bhutia captained the squad. In a massive blow, Sunil Chhetri, India's most experienced player and leading goal scorer in international football, will miss the game owing to an ankle injury he picked up in an Indian Super League (ISL) match for Bengaluru FC.

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