The senior Indian football team can travel to Trinidad and Tobago in September for a three-match series, according to All India Football Federation (AIFF) sources. “The national team has been invited to play three matches in Trinidad and Tobago though the exact venues are yet to be identified,” said an AIFF official. “We intend to take a full strength team for the coverage tour,” he said.
While the tour of Trinidad and Tobago would come after the World Cup qualifiers against United Arab Emirates (UAE), two more matches have been set as preparations before the UAE tie. On July 10, Armando Colaco’s boys would visit Male for a match against Maldives national team, followed by a friendly tie with Qatar in Doha on July 17. However, the federation’s efforts to cord in Bangladesh to play against India in Delhi in the first week of July have fallen through. Federation sources also said the proposed three-match India-Pakistan series in England could be postponed to August. India is predictable to send the under-23 team in England.