AFC Asian Cup: Probable for Myanmar encounter announced, Vineeth out, Alan Deory gets a nod
The fifth match of 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers will be held at Fatorda Stadium, Goa with CK Vineeth out of the 28 man probable list
Having managed a direct qualification to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup the Indian team would now look forward on extending their group dominance with a fifth win on trot when they face Myanmar at home.
The match is scheduled at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda to be held on 14th of November. This will be the first game in Goa for Sunil Chhetri and co., after their 2-2 draw against Bangladesh almost four years ago.
Coach Stephen Constantine has shortlisted 28 players who would be taking part in a preparatory camp to be held at Fatorda from 5th November, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has informed the clubs in a letter sent on Monday.
Notable exclusion include Kerala Blasters striker CK Vineeth while Pronay Halder is back in the national team set-up after a prolonged injury lay-off. India’s U-23 squad striker Alan Deory has been given a nod in and features in the 28-man probable list.
The Blue Tigers have won all four of their third round qualifiers against Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Macau to book a place in the continental championship via the direct route for the first time since 1984. They had also taken part in the 2011 version, courtesy the victory at the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup.
The full list of players called up for the camp can be found below:
Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith
Defenders: Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Pritam Kotal, Lalruatthara
Midfielders: Bikash Jairu, Jackichand Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Pronay Halder, Anirudh Thapa, Germanpreet Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Rowllin Borges, Mohammed Rafique, Nikhil Poojary, Udanta Singh
Strikers: Sunil Chhetri, Balwant Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Hitesh Sharma, Alen Deory