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Indian Arrows to play two home matches in Goa

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi is not available as the grass is being relaid.

News 20 Nov 2017, 02:35 IST

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Indian Arrows are set to begin their campaign against Chennai City FC

The Indian Arrows are going to play their first two home matches of the Hero I-League in Goa due to the nonavailability of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, an AIFF official said.

Their opening match is against Chennai City FC on November 29, and in the second match they will be face Minerva Punjab FC.

They will return to Delhi after playing their first two matches in Goa.

With FC Goa and Churchill Brothers SC sharing the Nehru Stadium in Margao, the Arrows will have to play either at Tilak Maiden in Vasco or GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim.

"We have not finalised the venue in Goa as yet. In the next couple of days we will inspect the two venues and take a call," the official said.

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I-League CEO Sunando Dhar affirmed, "The national team department (of AIFF) is looking at Goa as an alternative venue for the first two matches since the Nehru Stadium (in Delhi) is not available at the moment. Depending on the availability of grounds in Goa and their condition, we will have to take a decision."

The I-League will kick off on November 25.

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