Kochi: Indian football team coach Wim Koevermans says the upcoming international friendly against Palestine will be a "very important test" for some players and it will help him make his choices ahead of the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers.
"The friendly will help me make my choices. It's an important test for some players, a very important one. Obviously prior to the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers, we will have a training camp in Pune where we will spend over two weeks on the training pitch," Koevermans said in Kochi on Sunday.
Asked how significant is the Palestine match, the Dutchman said, "Every game is important for the national team. We want to gain as much experience as possible and improve ourselves at the same time. Unless you improve, you won't step up the ladder in FIFA rankings."