AIFF announce list of 31 probables for AFC Asian Cup qualifiers

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New Delhi, Feb 28: Four new faces, Nishu Kumar, Subhashish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala and Milan Singh, were selected in the list of 31 probables announced by India's chief National football coach Stephen Constantine today, February 28.

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Constantine also chose Mumbai as the venue where the senior Indian team will be camping prior to their crucial Group A match against Myanmar in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers UAE 2019 slated to be held in Yangon on March 28.

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Constantine said that he chose Mumbai over other venues because the 'weather conditions in Mumbai will be closest to Yangon.'

"Mumbai will be hot and humid much like what we will experience in Yangon when we play Myanmar in our first match," he said.

The boys would be assembling in Mumbai from March 12 onwards as per their Club commitments in the Hero I-League and the AFC Cup.

"We have recruited players on basis of their consistent performances both from the Hero I-League and the Hero Indian Super League.

"I reiterate that the door is open for anyone who is eligible to play for India. But for that he must be prepared to do the work we need. We have selected the players from what we have seen over the last few months," Constantine said.

India are slated to play Cambodia in an International Friendly in Phnom Penh on March 22 as part of their preparation for the crucial against Myanmar.


The list of 31 probable players:

GOALKEEPERS: Subrata Paul, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, TP Rehnesh.

DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Sandesh Jhingan, Arnab Mondal, Anas Edathodika, Dhanapal Ganesh, Fulganco Cardozo, Narayan Das, Subhashish Bose, Jerry Lanrinzuala.

MIDFIELDERS: Jackichand Singh, Setiyesen Singh, Udanta Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Milan Singh, Pronay Halder, Md. Rafique, Rowllin Borges, Halicharan Narzary, CK Vineeth, Anthony D’Souza, Issac Vanlalsawma.

FORWARDS: Jeje Lelkephlua, Sumeet Passi, Sunil Chhetri, Daniel Lalhimpuia, Robin Singh.

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