Addressing the media persons, ISC President Nilangshu Dey said, "The ISC is representing India in the sixth ACFT
being organised by the QFA.
In 2013, the Indonesian team won the ACFT
, while in 2014 the team was runners-up.
tournament this year features the participation of 12 Asian community teams divided into two groups of six who will battle out on the field to win the title.
will start in January 2018 and will continue till May.
The ACFT is one of the many events that are organised to run along the period of the Emir Cup and acts as a way to excite the fans ahead of the Emir Cup final match on 19 May.
Organised by the Qatar Football Association (QFA), the ACFT is sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SCDL) as the Official Partner, and Nike.
is a community tournament, which brings together various Asian communities residing in Qatar and aims to encourage them to stay active by engaging in physical activity through football.
Following the stop at ACFT, the Trophy Tour made a stop at the QIA Indian Tournament which took place in Doha Stadium in which thousands of fans cheered to welcome the trophy.
The final match of ACFT will see the Indian community football team competing against the Nepalese community football team.
We missed the first instalment of ACFT as we were not formally registered to participate.
We started screening players through our circles and other local clubs, and finally created a squad of 25 players, who later participated in the second ACFT.
This was just before the second instalment of ACFT.