Amidst stranded players and missing boots, India will take on Jordan in an international friendly at the King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman on Saturday.

When does the match start and how to watch it live online

The highly anticipated friendly between Jordan and India will kick off at 7 pm local time and 10:30 pm IST.

Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD will provide live television coverage of the game in India. The game can also be streamed live online on Hotstar.

Jordan vs India preview

India takes on Jordan in their own backyard fresh off an inspiring draw against China in Jiangsu and will be looking to further their preparation ahead of the impending AFC Asian Cup 2019.

Going into the game, India's preparations have been heavily affected by weather conditions due to which seven of their players were stranded in Kuwait for over 32 hours and when they finally arrived in the city hosting the game, some of their kit bags and football gear went missing.

There were strong rumours that the game would be called off but news has just come in that the Indian team will go ahead with the game despite the difficult circumstances.

Indian Football Team
Indian football team after clinching the Intercontinental Cup at Andheri Sport Complex in Mumbai on June 10, 2018.IANS Photo

Balwant Singh, who missed India's last friendly against China due to visa issues, said that professional players are programmed to cope with difficulty.

"Delayed flights and unregulated delays disturb the routine a bit. But as professional players, it's our job to cope up with it," he quipped.

Jordan meanwhile is yet to win any of their three games under new coach Vital Borkelmans but they have come up against extremely challenging oppositions in Oman, Albania and Croatia.

While Borkelmans side lost narrowly to 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia, they held both, Oman and Albania to a draw, displaying commendable grit in all three encounters.

Indian coach Stephen Constantine, thus, believes that facing the 112th ranked side will be a good test for the Blue Tigers before the continental tournament in January.

"We want to do well in AFC Asian Cup and the clash against Jordan will aid us. Jordan are a good side and they have a number of good players in their ranks," he commented.

Sunil Chhetri will miss the game due to injury.

Sunil Chhetri
File photo of Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri.MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images


Jordan: Moataz Yaseen (GK), Mohammad Al-Dumeiri, Bara Marei, Ihsan Haddad, Yaseen Al-Bakhit, Mahmoud Al-Mardi, S Alajalin, Munther Abu Amarah, Ahmed Al-Ersan, Baha' Faisal, Musa Al-Taamari

India: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Pronay Halder, Anirudh Thapa, Udanta Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Balwant Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua

The 22-member India squad is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh.

DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala.

MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Jackichand Singh, Pronay Halder, Anirudh Thapa, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan.

FORWARDS: Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh.