India's friendly against Lebanon cancelled

May 17, 2017, 08:42 IST | PTI

Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri

Indian football team's friendly against Lebanon to be played in Mumbai on June 7 has been cancelled after the West Asian nation pulled out of the contest, citing problems in the procurement of visas of its players.

The match against Lebanon was to serve as a build-up for India's crucial Asian Cup Qualifiers game against Kyrgyz Republic on June 13 at Bangalore. The AIFF said it was looking for a replacement country but it's unlikely to happen with very little time left to look for another nation.

"The Lebanese Football Association has expressed their regret at not being able to travel to India to play the friendly against the Indian national team on June 7. Lebanon had earlier in March 2017 confirmed their willingness to play the match," the AIFF said in a statement.

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