India announce preliminary squad for FIFA WC qualifiers

New Delhi: Igor Stimac, head coach of the senior India men’s football team, on Monday announced the 34 probables for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

India, who have been clubbed in Group E alongside Bangladesh, Oman, Afghanistan and hosts Qatar, will open their second round campaign of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Oman on September 5, followed by a match against Qatar on September 10.

Preliminary squad:
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh, Vishal Kaith.
Defenders: Rahul Bheke, Nishu Kumar, Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali (Jr.), Narender Gahlot, Sarthak Golui, Adil Khan, Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhasish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Mandar Rao Dessai
Midfielders: Nikhil Poojary, Udanta Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Raynier Fernandes, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul Samad, Amarjit Singh, Pronay Halder, Brandon Fernandes, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan
Forwards: Balwant Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Jobby Justin, Farukh Choudhary, Manvir Singh