Playing in a stadium packed to the brim, with the major section of the crowd rooting for the home team could be a challenging task for visiting sides.
And Jamshedpur FC will feel that heat when it travels to Kochi to face Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday.
Though JFC’s head coach Scott Cooper spoke with a bit of envy about the great support KBFC enjoys at home, he also felt that the heavy rain here could be a great leveller.
“When you play against any team that’s got fan support like the Blasters have, you have to match the work rate as an opponent…and play with your eyes wide open,” said Cooper.
“The rain does affect the game. And it probably is a disadvantage to the home team. It’s a leveller.”
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Kick-off, telecast and live-streaming info
When and where is the Kerala Blasters vs Jamshedpur FC ISL 2023-24 match kicking-off?
The match will kick-off at 8:00 PM IST on Sunday, October 1, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.
Where can you watch the Kerala Blasters vs Jamshedpur FC ISL 2023-24 match?
The match will be telecast on the Sports18 1 Channel (TV).
The game can also be live-streamed on the JioCinema app and website (online).
The game will be livestreamed on OneFootball for those watching from outside India.