New Delhi, June 20 : India football team chief coach Stephen Constantine, who also takes care of the Under-23 team, on Tuesday said the aim is to qualify for the Asian U-23 Championship next year.
“Our aim is to qualify for the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship. The qualifiers are in a month’s time and, hence, we can’t just sit back,” Constantine told www.the-aiff.com.
“New Delhi is the ideal venue to get acclimatised to the current weather of Qatar. Our focus was on working in conditions similar to Qatar,” the Briton said.
The fil preparatory camp ahead of the AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers kicked off at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Monday.
In all, 34 players have been summoned for the camp which will continue until July 1 before the team leaves for an exposure trip to the US. IANS