India failed to arrive in time for the Friendly with Jordan. The fiasco has led to the cancellation of the match.
India were to play the international friendly football match against Amman today (Saturday). The match has reportedly been cancelled, according to a Goal.com report, for a strange reason.
The Indian squad, without injured Sunil Chhetri, failed to arrive in Amman mandatory 24 hours before the match. Poor weather leading to diversion of the flight is stated to be the reason for the delay.
The players and officials were held up at the Kuwait City airport for more than 10 hours as torrential rains forced the diversion of their flight to Amman.
Jordan is braving flash floods and he gate money from the match were to go for the national flood relief fund.
The Press conference scheduled before the match was also cancelled as an exhausted and drained out Indian team reached Amman.
The game was crucial for the Indian team in build up to the AFC Asian Cup, scheduled for January-February next year. India are ranked 97th while Jordan are placed 112th in the FIFA rankings.
In a highly unprofessional approach by All India Football Federation, the team had to leave for Amman in two groups of seven and 15 members aboard separate flights.
The squad were to unite at the Kuwait International Airport, where severe climatic conditions forced cancellation of flights.