India might be with out skipper Sunil Chhetri within the upcoming King’s Cup soccer match and main the ahead line in his absence might be Manvir Singh. Star striker Chhetri has been rested for the match in order that he could possibly be current for the start of his first baby. The four-nation match, which might be performed in knockout format, might be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from September 7-10. Chhetri will nonetheless be again within the Indian staff for the Asian Video games. India staff head coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday introduced a 23-member squad for the forty ninth version of the match. Manvir may have Rahim Ali and Rahul KP for firm upfront. Brandon Fernandes and Suresh Wangjam return to the nationwide aspect, which seems fairly balanced even in Chhetri’s absence.
The defence might be manned by seasoned campaigners Sandesh Jhingan and Subhasish Bose, whereas the midfield includes confirmed gamers reminiscent of Anirudh Thapa, Roshan Naorem Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad and Brandon.
Gurpreet Singh Sadhu or Amrinder Singh might be on the aim.
India (ranked 99th) will face Iraq (ranked seventieth) within the semi-final on September 7. Hosts Thailand (ranked 113th) tackle Lebanon (ranked one hundredth) within the different semi-final on the identical day.
The semi-final winners will contest the ultimate on September 10, whereas the losers will play the third-place play-off.
India gained bronze once they final participated within the King’s Cup in 2019.
Squad: Goalkeepers:Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Gurmeet Singh.
Defenders: Asish Rai, Nikhil Poojary, Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali, Mehtab Singh, Lalchungnunga, Akash Mishra, Subhasish Bose.
Midfielders: Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Brandon Fernandes, Sahal Abdul Samad, Anirudh Thapa, Rohit Kumar, Ashique Kuruniyan, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte.
Forwards:Manvir Singh, Rahim Ali, Rahul KP.
Head coach: Igor Stimac. PTI AH AH TAP
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