A member of 28 Indian national team The team will depart for Doha on Wednesday evening for India’s next three qualifying matches at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup China. The Indian team will be in the United Arab Emirates for the longest part of next month, as the first game is scheduled on June 3.
Sunil Chhetri returns to the squad after missing the friendlies that were played in the United Arab Emirates in the last international break. The Indian captain was recovering from covid-19 during the last international break. Chhetri is relieved after returning to the national team setup after such a long hiatus. His last appearance with India came before the pandemic. After announcing the team, Igor Stimac regretted the interruption in preparations due to the pandemic.
Igor Stimac said: “It is not an ideal situation as we move into the playoffs in June. Due to the pandemic, our national camp, which was scheduled to start in Kolkata in early May, had to be canceled. The pandemic also stole a friendly match from us in Dubai. “
The current round of matches is played in Doha as the COVID pandemic situation does not allow the original format of home and away matches. India he is currently out of contention to advance to the next World Cup qualifying round.
The 28-member team for the upcoming games for India:
GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh.
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose.
CENTERS: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Lalengmawia Ralte, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Mohammad, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan.
FORWARD: Ishan Pandita, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh.
3 of June: India vs Qatar (IST 10.30pm).
June 7th: Bangladesh vs India (IST 7.30pm).
June, 15: India vs Afghanistan (IST 7.30pm).