Thu. Apr 25th, 2024
Jay Gupta, Imran Khan gets maiden NT call-up, India departs for Saudi Arabia

A 25-member Indian Senior Men’s Group remaining for Abha, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, March 15, 2024, to participate in the away tie towards Afghanistan in the Spherical 2 of the FIFA Entire world Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup 2027 Preliminary Joint Qualification.

The Blue Tigers will participate in the absent match versus Afghanistan on March 21, 2024, in Abha (March 22, 12.30 am IST). India’s property match versus Afghanistan will be played at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on March 26, 2024.

India are at the moment tied on 3 details in Team A of the qualifiers, along with Kuwait, who are in advance on aim difference. The Blue Tigers defeated Kuwait (1-) in Kuwait Town in their opening match of the qualifiers, ahead of losing to Qatar (-3) in Bhubaneswar. Qatar presently direct the team with 6 factors.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith.

Defenders: Akash Mishra, Mehtab Singh, Rahul Bheke, Nikhil Poojary, Subhasish Bose, Anwar Ali, Amey Ranawade, Jay Gupta.

Midfielders: Anirudh Thapa, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Mahesh Singh Naorem, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Deepak Tangri, Lalengmawia Ralte, Imran Khan.

Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manvir Singh, Vikram Partap Singh.

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