India’s football head coach has named a 41-player squad for the national camp ahead of the all-important Hero Intercontinental Cup. The camp will be set up in Bhubaneshwar from May 15 for the tournament, which will run from June 9 to June 18.
The national team will prepare for the upcoming tournament before the Croatian will decide on the final squad. Subsequently, the team will move to Bengaluru to take part in the SAFF Championship, in June-July.
The Blue Tigers are currently placed in 101st place in the FIFA rankings and they will be looking to come up with the goods. They will take on teams like Lebanon (99), Vanuatu (164), and Mongolia (183) in the forthcoming competition.
Recently, India defeated Myanmar by 1-0 and Kyrgyz Republic by 2-0 to win the Hero Tri-nation tournament and they will be looking to carry the good show.
The list of 41 players is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Vishal Kaith, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Phurba Lachenpa Tempa, Amrinder Singh.
Defenders: Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Asish Rai, Glan Martins, Sandesh Jhingan, Naorem Roshan Singh, Anwar Ali, Akash Mishra, Chinglensana Konsham, Mehtab Singh, Rahul Bheke, Narender.
Midfielders: Liston Colaco, Ashique Kuruniyan, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Rohit Kumar, Udanta Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Yasir Mohammad, Ritwik Das, Jeakson Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Rahul KP, Lalengmawia Ralte, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Rowllin Borges, Vikram Partap Singh, Nandha Kumar, Jerry Mawihmingthanga.
Forwards: Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Sivasakthi Narayanan, Rahim Ali, Ishan Pandita.
Head Coach: Igor Stimac.