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A 24-member of the Indian National Team squad will leave Mumbai on Saturday night (March 18, 2017) for India’s AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers against Myanmar.
“We are ready for the dual challenge", @StephenConstan opines #BackTheBlue #AsianDream pic.twitter.com/eRh3A62dYb
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) March 18, 2017
Where India will play two back to back matches, as they will an international Friendly against Cambodia in Phnom Penh on March 22 before the inaugural Group A League match against Myanmar scheduled on March 28, 2017 in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers UAE 2019.
The English man and national team head coach Stephen Constantine added four new young faces in the 24-member of the Indian National Team squad, they are Nishu Kumar, Anas Edathodika, Jerry Lanrinzuala and Milan Singh, all of whom have 'earned selection' into the final squad for the first time.
And before leaving for Mumbai for India’s AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers against Myanmar, National Coach Stephen Constantine said, “it was lovely to be back to train in Mumbai.”
“I need to thank the Western India Football Association headed by Mr. Praful Patel and Mr. Aditya Thackeray for their hospitality and help. I admire their passion for the National Team. We didn’t face any obstacle during our training process,” he stated.
“The character showed by the boys in the Camp has been exemplary. They worked very hard and we are looking forward to getting a result in both the matches,”
“We are ready for the dual challenge.” He added.
Referring to the match against Myanmar, Constantine maintained that the hosts would “start as favourites.”
“They have qualified on merit for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. They are a very strong side at home. It will be a very difficult match for us.”
The list of 24 stays as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Subrata Paul, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, TP Rehenesh
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Sandesh Jhingan, Arnab Mondal, Anas Edathodika, Dhanapal Ganesh, Fulganco Cardozo, Narayan Das, Jerry Lanrinzuala
MIDFIELDERS: Jackichand Singh, Udanta Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Milan Singh, Md. Rafique, Rowllin Borges, Halicharan Narzary, CK Vineeth
FORWARDS: Jeje Lelkephlua, Sunil Chhetri, Daniel Lalhimpuia, Robin Singh