New Delhi: As part of their preparation for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, India will play an international football friendly against China on October 13.

The match which will be held in the scheduled Fifa October window, will be played at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium at Suzhou City, Jiangsu province, according to a statement.

This is the first time ever that an Indian senior team will be travelling to China.

The two nations have till now faced 17 times, all on Indian soil — the last being 21 years ago for the Nehru Cup in Kochi in 1997. For the record, India are yet to win a match against China. Off the past 17 matches, 12 have gone in favour of China while five were drawn.