After India curtailed Asian champions Qatar to a goalless draw in their second encounter of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, coach Igor Stimac has stated that he is looking forward to having all his players match fit and ready for their next game against Bangladesh.
On Wednesday, coach Stimac announced a list of 29 probable players for India’s preparatory camp for Bangladesh match. The match is scheduled to be played at the YBK Stadium in Kolkata on 15 October. All the players named in the list have to report to the camp in Guwahati from 3 October.
“The list will be further cut for another four names until the end of the week,” Stimac was quoted as saying by the official website of All India Football Federation.
“This is an initial list of 29 players. We still have some uncertainties with small injury problems with few players,” he added.
“The Bangladesh game is going to be very different from the last one against Qatar. We need all the players to be fully fit, and ready for the day
“I hope that YBK will be packed and our supporters in Kolkata will push our players all the way through to our first victory in qualifiers,” the coach elaborated.
India are currently at 1 point from 2 matches after earning a hard-earned draw against Asian champions Qatar. India had lost the opening match to Oman.
The list of 29 probables is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh.
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Narender, Sarthak Golui, Anas Edathodika, Anwar Ali (Jr.), Mandar Rao Desai, Subhasish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala.
Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Vinit Rai, Anirudh Thapa, Abdul Sahal, Raynier Fernandes, Brandon Fernandes, Halicharan Narzary, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Ashique Kuruniyan.
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh, Farukh Choudhary.