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Guwahati Gears Up as Host for Crucial FIFA World Cup Qualifier: India vs. Afghanistan

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The Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati is set to host an important FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match between India and Afghanistan on March 26. This match holds significant importance for India’s chances to advance to the third round of the qualifiers in Asia.

Guwahati Gears Up as Host for Crucial FIFA World Cup Qualifier

According to Sangrang Brahma, secretary of the Assam Football Association (AFA), preparations are in full swing for the event. Both the Indian and Afghanistan teams are scheduled to arrive in Guwahati on March 24 and are expected to have practice sessions on March 25 ahead of the crucial qualifier.

The AFA, under the leadership of president Naba Kumar Doley, is excited about hosting the FIFA World Cup Qualifier in Guwahati. Brahma expressed pride in hosting international football matches, stating that it is an opportunity to engage the football-loving community in Assam and Northeast India with the national team.

The AFA is optimistic about the support from Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who has shown a commitment to prioritize football development in the state. Recently, the state government sanctioned ₹600 crore for the demolition and reconstruction of the old Nehru Stadium into a dedicated football stadium, reflecting the government’s dedication to promoting football in the region.

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