Igor Stimac names probable list of 25 members

NEW DELHI: coach of the Indian soccer team Igor Stimac Friday named a list of 25 players ahead of the Intercontinental Cup , scheduled to start at the EKA Arena, Ahmedabad from July 7.

The defending champions, India, will face Tajikistan in their opening match on opening day, while Syria and North Korea are the other two participating teams. All teams will play each other once, and the first two will reach the final.

Stimac stated that all the players worked very hard in the preparatory camp in Mumbai.

We are satisfied with the execution of the work during the last ten days, he reported.

The players worked very hard and we are all very excited about our next games, he added.

Defender of the Indian arrows Narender Gahlot He was named in the list along with Mandar Rao Desai. The list will be eliminated at 23 before the start of the tournament.

This is the first time that Gujarat has organized an international competition for senior men.

Stimac, who coached Croatia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, said: All our work has been scheduled to get us in shape for the qualifiers.

The qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will start in September, with the draw scheduled for the end of this month.

Once again, I will use the next games in the tournament to see all the players in action. Each of them deserves the opportunity, explained the coach.

Stimac had called a list of 35 players for the preparatory camp in Mumbai, which began on June 25.

The 10 players who were released include Vishal Kaith, Nishu Kumar, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Anwar Ali, Raynier Fernandes, Michael Soosairaj, Nikhil Poojary, Jackiechand Singh and Balwant Singh, while Ashique Kuruniyan was released from the field.

The list of 25 is as follows:

Goalkeepers : Gurpreet Singh Sandhu , Amrinder Singh , Kamaljit Singh.

DEFENDERS : Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Anas Edathodika, Narender Gahlot, Subhasish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala.

MIDFIELDERS : Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Anirudh Thapa, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul, Amarjit Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte , Send Rao Desai.

FORWARD : Jobby Justin, Sunil Chhetri , Farukh Choudhary , Manvir singh .