The second edition of the Hero Intercontinental Cup 2019 will begin at the EKA Arena in Ahmedabad on Sunday with hosts India taking on Central Asian opponents in the form of Tajikistan.
The hosts are the defending champions of the tournament having defeated Kenya 2-0 to lift the title in Mumbai last year with inspirational captain Sunil Chhetri scoring both the crucial goals that day.
This year’s Intercontinental Cup will see four nations taking part — hosts India, Tajikistan, Syria and DPR Korea. Syria are the highest ranked side in the competition sitting 85th in the FIFA World Rankings while India are 101st. The Tajiks are ranked 120th in the world while the North Koreans are ranked 122nd.
The tournament will see all four teams facing each other in a round robin format before the top two teams taking on each other in a final to decide the winners of the second edition. The final is slated to be held on July 19.
When to watch?
The match between India and Tajikistan will take place on July 7, 2019 and kicks-off at 10:30 PM HKT (8 PM Indian local time).
The EKA Arena in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India will play host to the game.
Where to watch?
Viewers in India can watch the matches of the Hero Intercontinental Cup 2019 LIVE on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3 on television while the match will also be streamed online in India via Hotstar and JioTV.
For those looking to catch the action from outside India, FOX Sports Asia will bring you all the updates from the tournament LIVE through our Matchday Blogs!