After their first match against Maldives, Indian team will now play a friendly against Qatar on 17.07.2011 at 9:00 pm (Indian time) in Doha, Qatar.
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This will be a bigger challenge for Armando Colaco’s team, as Qatar are ranked 94th in the world, while India is lowly 147th. Last year, under Bob Houghton, India had a torrid time playing against West Asian teams, with losses like 0-5 against UAE and 1-9 against Kuwait. The new look Indian team will definitely look forward to improve the record. Armando Colaco will also try some of the new players. In the last match, he had made 5 substitutions. Colaco has declared that he will also rotate captains, and for this match Subrata Paul, the star Indian Goalkeeper will be captain.
Qatar coach Milovan Rajevac, is aiming high and wants to be the first coach to take Qatar to the world cup and they are preparing well. It will be a tough game for India but will give this inexperienced side will know what to expect against UAE, opponents for World cup qualifiers.
The match was never shown in TEN ACTION+ as reported in this article. However, Ten Action + had promoted and announced that it will show the match, only later telecast was pulled back owing to telecast rights issues.
The match started at 9:45 pm, but initially Qatar football association had announced it to be at 9:00 pm (which is 6:30 pm in Qatar).