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.Igor Štimac, Head Coach, Indian National Football Team
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.
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.
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