Jamshedpur FC to face Real Kashmir in first pre-season game at Furnace today

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Ideal match-up for us to begin with: JFC coach

Free entry for fans from Gates 5, 6 and 7

Jamshedpur, Sept. 20: The 2019-20 pre-season for Jamshedpur is ready to pick pace as the home team faces Real Kashmir at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on 21st September at 6:30 PM. The Kashmir-based side arrived in the Steel City in the evening hours of Thursday as they made the trip down from Srinagar.

Jamshedpur began their pre-season training on 12th September 2019 and will be facing their first challenge this Saturday in the form of the Snow Leopards.

On the match eve Jamshedpur FC boys sweated it out at the Furnace with head coach Antonio Iriondo motivating them to play total football. 

Ahead of the club’s first pre-season game of 2019-20 FC Head Coach, Antonio Iriondo said, “I want my team to play total football. That requires a thorough job and the players must take note of every moment that improves their technique. And, I think we are on good ground  to get to that stage.”

He continued, “Real Kashmir have some very good players. Their record in the past one year speaks for itself. It’s the ideal match-up for us to begin with as the players get game minutes on the pitch.”

On the other hand, Real Kashmir FC players trained at the Flatlets Ground.

Real Kashmir which was newly promoted to the I-League finished in 3rd place in the 2018- 19 season, just 6 points off champions Chennai City FC. The Snow Leopards come on the back of an amazing Durand Cup run, where they reached the semi-finals falling short by a minimum as they went down 3-1 against Mohun Bagan.

The Jamshedpur FC 23-man squad available to play the match- Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, M. Rafique Ali Sardar, Amrit Gope Defenders: Tiri, Joyner Lourenco, Robin Gurung, Karan Amin, Augustin Fernandes, Umesh Perambra Midfielders: Mobashir, Bikash Jairu, Noe Acosta, Aitor Monroy, Memo, Piti, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Billu Teli, March Starfield Forwards: Aniket Jadhav, Farukh Choudhary, Sumeet Passi, CK Vineeth, Sergio Castel.

The Real Kashmir 23-man squad available for the match: Phurba Tempa Lachenpa, Ujawar Nabi Bhat, Tenzin Samdup, Mason Lee Robertson, Loveday Okechukwu, Aaron Katebe, Khalid Qayoom, Muhammad Hammad, Brian Mascarenhas, Armand Bazie, Chestropaul Lyngdoh, Danish Farooq, Arun Nagial, Vicky Meitei Khaidem, Singham Singh, Ritwick Kumar, Altamash Sayed, Md. Abdul Salam, Kallum Michael Higginbotham, Gnohere Krizo, Farhan Ahmed Ganai, Arashpreet Singh, Dalraj Singh.

It may be noted that Jamshedpur FC vs Real Kashmir pre-season match will be a free and open entry match. Entry for all fans will be from Gates 5, 6 & 7. Gates will open at 6 PM.

The JFC management has requested all fans to co-operate and be patient during entry to avoid any unnecessary chaos.

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