Final Up to date: September 15, 2023, 22:06 IST
The All India Soccer Federation, on Friday introduced that Sandesh Jhingan will probably be becoming a member of the Indian squad for the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China.
Whereas Jhingan will probably be there, the AIFF has added two extra gamers Chinglensana Singh and Lalchungnunga to the squad for the Video games.
The AIFF will conduct a medical take a look at of Naorem Mahesh Singh earlier than taking a choice to incorporate him within the squad.
So as to enable Jhingan to play for India, FC Goa’s opening recreation within the Indian Tremendous League season 10 in opposition to Hyderabad FC was postponed.
Talking on the event, AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey stated, “It’s certainly a optimistic growth on the eve of the Asian Video games because the dependable pair of Sunil Chhetri and Sandesh Jhingan will probably be manning two key positions within the Indian assault and defence, respectively, for the continental video games. We’re additional blissful that some extra skilled footballers are there within the squad to strengthen our marketing campaign.”
Kalyan Chaubey stated that he’s extraordinarily grateful to FSDL for standing as much as the necessity of the hour and assist the reason for the nationwide crew by agreeing to reschedule some matches of the Indian Tremendous League, which is meant to start out from September 21. He additionally thanked all stakeholders of the AIFF for the cooperation in fixing the deadlock that was created over the discharge of gamers and overlapping of dates.
India head coach Igor Stimac stated, “It’s an exquisite growth that some skilled gamers have been added to the Asian Video games squad, who will definitely assist the reason for the crew. I’m grateful to everybody for making it occur. Whoever represents India, collectively we will probably be honoured to defend the flag.”
India captain Sunil Chhetri stated, “I’m very blissful to see that extra senior gamers have answered the decision to hitch the Nationwide Crew for the Asian Video games. Our Indian crew are going to the Asian Video games for the primary time in 9 years, and it’s certainly a special day for all of us, who will get this chance. I, together with my teammates, promise to placed on a present for the Tricolour in China.”
Indian males’s squad for the nineteenth Asian Video games:
Goalkeepers: Gurmeet Singh, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem.
Defenders: Sumit Rathi, Narender Gahlot, Deepak Tangri, Sandesh Jhingan, Chinglensana Singh, Lalchungnunga.
Midfielders: Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Samuel James Lyngdoh, Rahul KP, Abdul Rabeeh, Ayush Dev Chhetri, Bryce Miranda, Azfar Noorani, Vincy Barretto.
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Rahim Ali, Rohit Danu, Gurkirat Singh, Aniket Jadhav.
Head coach: Igor Stimac
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