Kolkata: Quelling doubts over Argentine football star Lionel Messi' participation in a FIFA international friendly match here Sep 2, a top All India football Federation (AIFF) official Saturday exuded confidence that the game will be held as scheduled.
"I don't know why people are expressing doubt over the fate of the match. It's nothing unusual that is happening. Everybody is keen to have this match and I cannot see any problem that exists so far as the match is concerned," said AIFF senior vice president Subrata Dutta at a football magazine launch here.
"The organisers along with all other entities concerned are working hard to ensure the people get to see the match as scheduled. The approval of FIFA for the match is on its way. The FIFA president (Sepp Blatter) has sent a message to the organisers wishing them luck. I do not see any reason why this match will not happen," Dutta said.