2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Indian squad announced

New Delhi, June 5: The Indian national football squad left the capital city for a preparatory camp in Bengaluru ahead of its 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminary qualification matches against Oman and Guam.

The squad conducted training sessions at the Ambedkar Stadium here before proceeding to Bengaluru.

File photo: Stephen Constantine (centre), Head Coach of Indian Football Team with Subrata Pal (left) and Sunil Chhetri

India play their first match at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on June 11 while the next match against Guam will be played in Guam on June 16.

India have been clubbed in Group D of the qualifiers along with Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Guam.

Coach Stephen Constantine chose a 26-member squad for the two matches from an initial list of 38 players.

The squad


Subrata Pal (Salgaocar FC), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Stabaek FC, Norway), Sanjiban Ghosh (Mumbai FC), Laishram Prem Kumar Singh (Royal Wahingdoh FC)


Rino Anto, Lalchhuanmawia (both Bengaluru FC), Reagan Singh (Royal Wahingdoh FC), L Dhanachandra Singh (Mohun Bagan AC), Arnab Mondal, Gurwinder Singh (both East Bengal Club), Sandesh Jhingan (Sporting Clube de Goa), Augustin Fernandes (Salgaocar SC)


Cavin Lobo, Mohammed Rafique (both East Bengal Club), Eugeneson Lyngdoh, CK Vineeth (both Bengaluru FC), Jackichand Singh, Saityasen Singh (both Royal Wahingdoh FC), Sehnaj Singh (Mohun Bagan AC), Dhanapal Ganesh (Pune FC), Mandar Rao Dessai, Francis Fernandes (both Dempo SC)


Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh (both Bengaluru FC), Holicharan Narzary (Dempo SC), Jeje Lalpekhlua (Mohun Bagan AC)


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