New Delhi: India on Monday named 7 newcomers in the 25-member squad for their intercontinental soccer friendlies in opposition to Bahrain and Belarus afterwards this month.
Indian nationwide men’s team mentor Igor Stimac has known as up rookie gamers — Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Hormipam Ruivah, Anwar Ali, Roshan Singh, V P Suhair, Danish Farooq, and Aniket Yadav in the facet for the two ties to be played in Bahrain on March 23 and 26.
Keralite winger Suhair performs for NorthEast United in the ISL.
“We are actively playing Bahrain and Belarus, and they are much better-rated sides than us. But whichever the rankings are, you need to have to do it on the pitch. Bahrain will present us where we stand.
“We will give probabilities to some young players who have played well in the Hero ISL this year to see how a great deal we can use them for the qualifiers in June,” head coach Stimac mentioned in an AIFF assertion.
The international friendlies are a section of the team’s preparing for the remaining round of the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 qualifying matches, which will be held in Kolkata from June 8 onwards.
India have been clubbed in Group D along facet Hong Kong, Afghanistan and Cambodia.
The 24 groups have been divided into 6 groups and the team winners, and the five ideal second-positioned sides will generate a ticket to the Asian Cup in China.
Indian squad: Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill.
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Seriton Fernandes, Rahul Bheke, Hormipam Ruivah, Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali, Chinglensana Singh, Subhasish Bose, Akash Mishra, Roshan Singh.
Midfielders: Bipin Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Pronay Halder, Jeakson Singh, Brandon Fernandes, V P Suhair, Danish Farooq, Yasir Mohammad, Aniket Jadhav.
Forwards: Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco, Rahim Ali.