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25-member Indian squad finalised for Hero Intercontinental Cup 2019

25-member Indian squad finalised for Hero Intercontinental Cup 2019

Coach Igor Štimac has announced a 25-member squad to represent India at the Hero Intercontinental Cup which will commence on July 7th 2019 at the EKA Arena in Ahmedabad.

The list will be further shortened to 23 before the tournament commences.

Here’s the team:

GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh.

DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Anas Edathodika, Narender Gahlot, Subhasish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala.

MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Anirudh Thapa, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul, Amarjit Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Mandar Rao Desai.

FORWARDS: Jobby Justin, Sunil Chhetri, Farukh Choudhary, Manvir Singh.

The 10 players who were released from the initial 35-member preparatory camp are Vishal Kaith, Nishu Kumar, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Anwar Ali, Raynier Fernandes, Michael Soosairaj, Nikhil Poojary, Jackichand Singh and Balwant Singh.

Igor Štimac spoke to the media about the camp in Mumbai:

All players worked really hard at the preparatory camp in Mumbai. We are satisfied with the execution of work for the past 10 days.

All our work has been programmed to get us in form for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September.
 
Once again, I will use the upcoming games in the tournament to have a look at all the players in action. Each one of them deserve the chance.

Igor Štimac, Head Coach, Indian National Football Team

SCHDEDULE

July 7: India vs Tajikistan

July 8: Syria vs DPR Korea

July 10: Tajikistan vs Syria

July 13: India vs DPR Korea

July 15: DPR Korea vs Tajikistan

July 16: India vs Syria

July 19: Final

Venue: EKA Arena, Ahmedabad

All matches will kick off at 8PM IST.

For tickets, please click here: http://bit.ly/HICTickets

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