Constantine names 31 probables for AFC Qualifiers; 4 NEW names!
The AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers are coming and the Indian Football Team play their first Group A encounter versus Myanmar on March 28, 2017 in Yangon. Squad would be assembling in Mumbai starting March 12, depending on their club commitments in the Hero I-League and the AFC Cup.
Four new faces were selected in Nishu Kumar (Bengaluru FC), Subhashish Bose (Mohun Bagan), Jerry Lalrinzuala (DSK Shivajians) and Milan Singh (DSK Shivajians) as the list of 31 probables was announced today by India’s national team coach, Stephen Constantine.
Constantine has explained his thinking behind choosing Mumbai as their training destination as well. According to the gaffer, Mumbai’s weather condition are pretty similar to Yangon which will enable them to train & prepare appropriately. His experience with WIFA has been great in the past as well, with India’s famous 4-1 win over Puerto Rico coming at Andheri Sports Complex back in September 2016.
Here’s the list of probables for the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers:
Subrata Paul (DSK Shivajians), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (FC Stabaek), Amrinder Singh (Bengaluru FC), Rehenesh TP (East Bengal).
Pritam Kotal (Mohun Bagan), Nishu Kumar (Bengaluru FC), Sandesh Jhingan (Bengaluru FC), Arnab Mondal (East Bengal), Anas Edathodika (Mohun Bagan), Dhanapal Ganesh (Chennai City FC), Fulganco Cardozo (Churchill Bros), Narayan Das (East Bengal), Subhashish Bose (Mohun Bagan), Jerry Lanrinzuala (DSK Shivajians).
Jackichand Singh (East Bengal), Setiyesen Singh, Udanta Singh (Bengaluru FC), Eugeneson Lyngdoh (Bengaluru FC), Milan Singh (DSK Shivajians), Pronay Halder (Mohun Bagan), Md. Rafique, Rowllin Borges (East Bengal), Holicharan Narzary (DSK Shivajians), CK Vineeth (Bengaluru FC), Anthony D Souza, Issac Vanlalsawma (Shillong Lajong).
Jeje Lelkephlua (Mohun Bagan), Sumeet Passi (DSK Shivajians), Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru FC), Daniel Lalhimpuia (Bengaluru FC), Robin Singh (East Bengal).
India are going to play Cambodia in an International Friendly in Phnom Penh on March 22 as a part of their preparations for the crucial game against Myanmar. Here’s hoping 2017 turns out to be just as rewarding as 2016 was for #IndianFootball! ?