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New Delhi, March 3, 2020
The Indian U-16 national football team’s exposure tour to Tajikistan has been cancelled in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak that has spread to several countries.
The U-16 boys, currently the U-15 SAFF Champions, were slated to depart to play two friendlies against Tajikistan U-16 National Team on March 5. Tajikistan are the current runners-up of the AFC U-16 Championship.
An official mail to All India Football Federation from the Tajikistan Football Federation read: “Please note that as directed by the government of the Republic of Tajikistan due to the situation around the coronavirus, the citizens of 35 countries including India cannot visit Tajikistan.”
“In view of the above, the friendly matches between our teams stay cancelled.”