Minimum price of ticket – Rs 100
By our sports reporter
GUWAHATI, March 4: As the members of the Indian tiol Team squad started assembling in Guwahati for Prelimiry Joint Qualification Round 1 match against Nepal for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, tiol Coach Stephen Constantine send a message to the soccer lover people of the region- "Come into the stadium on the match day and support the tiol team."
Constantine today interacted with the media persons in a city hotel. During the interaction the coach forwarded the appeal to the local sports lovers. He said, "There's a specific reason why I had come to Guwahati to play against Nepal. It's because of the crowd. People love football here. We look forward to having a packed Stadium on the match day against Nepal. I expect all Football lovers to make as much noise as possible and get behind the Players. It's a very important match for us."
The Indian Team will be having their first practice session at the Indian Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Sarusajai on Thursday. India will face Nepal on March 12 and then fly to Nepal for the away game which will be held on March 17.
The ticket price for India's home game was announced today by Ankur Dutta, the secretary of the Assam Football Association during the media interaction. The prices of the tickets will be Rs 100, 200 and 300. Tickets will be available in advance at the RG Baruah Sports complex and Sarusajai Sports complex.
Constantine, who coached Indian tiol team earlier also, will start his second innings with this game. The coach is happy for getting the responsibility for the second time. "I am privileged to be the sole Coach in India's Football history to have been invited to Coach the Indian tiol Team for a second time. I am honoured."
Replying a query on the forthcoming game Constantine said," A lot of work is left to be done. We are in a very difficult position at the moment. It's a tough match ahead and hopefully, we look to get a result." He also added that the State Associations need to "take real interest in the U-17 and the U-19 Leagues. "The best Players will be playing in the Hero Indian Super League. The League is for readymade Players. So it's up to the States to start focusing on the U-17 and U-19 Leagues and build it for the future." The media conference was also attended by Hemandra th Brahma, the president of the Assam Football Association and few other officials along with actor Utpal Das and actress Amrita Gogoi.