Bengaluru, Sep 1: India take on Puerto Rico in an international friendly on September 3 at the Andheri Sports Complex ground in Mumbai. [New FIFA rule better: Constantine]
Puerto Rico are ranked 114th in the FIFA ranking will be an extremely tough opponent for Stephen Constantine's men who are currently placed 152nd. [More Indian footballers to play outside: Gurpreet]
This is the first time in 4 years that the Indian national football team will face a team outside Asia. Last time they met a non-Asian team was in 2012 Nehru Cup which they won defeating Cameroon B team in the final.
Kick-off: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai
India flaunts a strong squad against the Caribbean side and are all geared up to face the stronger opponent.
Indian probable squad
Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh.
Defenders: Rino Anto, Sandesh Jhingan, Arnab Mondal, Keegan Pereira, Chinglensana Konsham Singh, Pritam Kotal, Narayan Das, Fulganco Cardozo.
Midfielders: Vinit Rai, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Pronay Halder, Jackichand Singh, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Bikash Jairu, Rowllin Borges, Alwyn George, Germanpreet Singh, Mohammed Rafique, Seityasen Singh, Arjun Tudu.
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Halicharan Narzary, Daniel Lalhimpuia.
Puerto Rico squad: Christofer Alexander Echevarria Del Valle, Johnny Santana Ramirez, Joan Sebastian Morales Feliciano, Juan Gabriel Velez Lago, Emmanuel Alejandro D'Andrea Yepez, Juan Antonio Agustin Coca Nogueras, Marcos Junior Martinez Amaro, Elliot M Velez Lago, Andres Nicolas Cabrero Gomez, Emanuel Miguel Benedetto Sanchez, Micheal Anthony Ramon Ramos, Javier Orlando Lalondriz Fernandez, Alexis Rivera Curet, Jacob Rafael Conde, Karlos Francisco Ferrer Mojica and Jose A Martinez.
Predicted lineup of India against Puerto Rico
Goalkeeper: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Arnab Mondal, Sandesh Jhingan, Narayan Das
Midfielders: Jackichand Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Pronoy Halder, Sunil Chhetri
Strikers: Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumit Passi
Prediction: India 1-3 Puerto Rico