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Guwahati set to host WC qualifier

By Sports Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 7 - The Assam Football Association (AFA) is ready to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier match between India and Oman at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on September 5.

AFA president Naba Kumar Doley said that they are all set to host the match. Addressing a press conference here today, Doley said: �We have already started the preparation for the match with the help of the State government. We have formed a core committee and also a separate body for the publicity which is also very important. I�m sure it will be a houseful event.�

Earlier on Monday, Indian football team coach Igor Stimac has already named 34 probables for a training camp ahead of the Oman match. The Indian team was handed a comparatively easy draw for the World Cup second round Asian qualifiers, being clubbed with Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group E.

�This will be great moment not just for Guwahati but for the entire NE states. So, there will be a meeting with all the state football bodies after August 15 so that they also all get their part to get involved in this event,� said Lakhya Konwar, Member Secretary State Level Advisory Committee.

�We also have a great fan following of Sunil Chhetri here in Guwahati and other places. Apart from that, we are having a FIFA World Cup qualifier. So, seeing all these aspects we are expecting a house full on the match day. We will keep the ticket prices at a very minimum rate,� he added.

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Guwahati set to host WC qualifier

GUWAHATI, Aug 7 - The Assam Football Association (AFA) is ready to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier match between India and Oman at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on September 5.

AFA president Naba Kumar Doley said that they are all set to host the match. Addressing a press conference here today, Doley said: �We have already started the preparation for the match with the help of the State government. We have formed a core committee and also a separate body for the publicity which is also very important. I�m sure it will be a houseful event.�

Earlier on Monday, Indian football team coach Igor Stimac has already named 34 probables for a training camp ahead of the Oman match. The Indian team was handed a comparatively easy draw for the World Cup second round Asian qualifiers, being clubbed with Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group E.

�This will be great moment not just for Guwahati but for the entire NE states. So, there will be a meeting with all the state football bodies after August 15 so that they also all get their part to get involved in this event,� said Lakhya Konwar, Member Secretary State Level Advisory Committee.

�We also have a great fan following of Sunil Chhetri here in Guwahati and other places. Apart from that, we are having a FIFA World Cup qualifier. So, seeing all these aspects we are expecting a house full on the match day. We will keep the ticket prices at a very minimum rate,� he added.