Intercontinental Cup 2018: India to start campaign against Chinese Taipei on June 1

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The four-nation tournament will kick off on June 1 with the final slated to be held on June 10...

India will kick off their campaign against Chinese Taipei on June 1 in the upcoming Intercontinental Cup which will be held at the Andheri Sports Complex (Football Arena) in Mumbai. Joining the Indian national football team in the fray will be Kenya and New Zealand. All matches are set to kick-off at 8 p.m. IST. 

On June 2, Kenya will take on New Zealand and the African nation's next game will be against Stephen Constantine's men on June 4. After South Africa pulled out of the tournament the All India Football Federation (AIFF) roped in Kenya as their replacement. Whereas Chinese Taipei will fight against New Zealand on June 5. 


After a two-day break the Blue Tigers will lock horns against the Black Caps who are currently 133rd in men's FIFA ranking. The last group stage match will see Chinese Taipei going up against Kenya on June 8.

The top two-teams will battle for silverware on June 10. 

The four-nation tournament is being held to fine tune the Indian football team’s preparations for the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Asian Cup to be held in UAE in 2019. The AIFF has assured that the three other sides in the competition will be sending their first team squads to India.