India take on Syria in Nehru Cup opener

August 6th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Defending champions India will take on Syria in the opening match of the Nehru Cup football tournament which kicks-off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Aug 22.

Besides the hosts, Cameroon, Syria, Nepal and Maldives make up the five-team group. Each team will play each other once in the group league matches with the top two advancing to the final.

India has won the last two editions of the Nehru Cup and had to overcome the Syrians on both occasions.

The Indian squad is presently undergoing their preparatory camp at the KSFA Stadium in Bangalore and is likely to relocate to Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida in mid-August.

The final is slated for September 2.

Fixtures:

Aug 22: India vs Syria
Aug 23: Maldives vs Nepal
Aug 24: Syria vs Cameroon
Aug 25: India vs Maldives
Aug 26: Nepal vs Cameroon
Aug 27: Maldives vs Syria
Aug 28: India vs Nepal
Aug 29: Cameroon vs Maldives
Aug 30: Syria vs Nepal
Aug 31: India vs Cameroon
Sept 2: Final

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