Commencing the pre-season journey with an excellent performance, NorthEast United FC won two friendly matches against Indian FCs in the month of October this year. The ISL team confronted with Shillong United FC in the first pre-season game which was played on 14th October. NEUFC scored 6 goals and didn’t let the opponent score any goal.
In the 2nd pre-season match, NorthEast United FC continued to dominate the match results by defeating NEROCA FC with 2-0 result. The match was played on 22nd October this year. After completing the pre-season schedule in India, NorthEast United FC flied to Turkey to play friendly matches against the local FCs there.
In the opening pre-season match, which was played on 27th October, NorthEast United FC faced defeat against Al-Kahraba (IRQ). The match was much competitive as the rival team of NEUFC could score only one goal in ninety minutes. NEUFC tried hard to equalise the score, but unfortunately failed to do so.
In the next friendly game, which NorthEast United FC played against Al-Naft SC (IRQ) on 31st October, both competitor teams performed excellently. Scoring one goal each, the contenders finished the game with equal score.
NEUFC played its third friendly match in overseas against Naft Al-Janoob SC (IRQ). Performing well in this game, which was played on November 2, NorthEast United FC scored 2 goals. The antagonist team managed to score one, but couldn’t win the game.
Confronting hard with Al-Najaf FC (IRQ) in 4th pre-season match played on November 5, NorthEast United FC managed to score one goal. The opposite team beat the ISL side by scoring two goals in the match. NEUFC faced 2nd defeat in the overseas friendlies.
On 7th November, NorthEast United FC played its fifth friendly match. This time it confronted with Naft Al-Janoob SC (IRQ) and finished the game with 2-2 results. Footballers of both teams strived hard to bring victory for their teams, but ended up scoring equal goals.
NEUFC played its sixth and last friendly match in its pre-season schedule on 9th November. The team clashed with Alanyaspor (TUR) in the 6th practice match and scored no goals. Opponents too failed to score any as they could not penetrate the strong defense of NorthEast United FC.