Indian Football Team Squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

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Indian Football Team Squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers
Indian Football Team Squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers
Indian Football Team coach Igor Stimac announced his 28-man provisional squad for India’s upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers which are scheduled to take place in Qatar in the month of June. The skipper Sunil Chhetri is back in the squad after missing India’s last couple of friendlies due to Covid-19. FC Goa midfielder Glan Martins has earned his first call up in the Indian squad. Subhasish Bose and Pronay Halder have also earned a place in Stimac’s team. ATK Mohun Bagan’s Prabir Das and FC Goa’s Seriton Fernandes have not been included in the squad after testing positive for coronavirus. Whereas, players like Ashutosh Mehta, Rahul KP and Asish Rai miss out due to injuries. At present, India are currently sitting on third spot in the points table. They will try to collect as many points possible from the remaining fixtures so that they can secure their qualification for the 2023 Asian Cup qualifying third round. Let’s take a look at Indian Football Team Squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

India 2022 World Cup qualifiers Squad

India 2022 World Cup qualifiers Squad
India 2022 World Cup qualifiers Squad

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh.

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose.

Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Apuia, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Md, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique K.

Forwards: Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Ishan Pandita.

India 2022 World Cup qualifiers Group

India 2022 World Cup qualifiers Group
India 2022 World Cup qualifiers Group

India have been placed in Group E for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers alongside Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

India 2022 World Cup qualifiers Schedule

June 3: India vs Qatar (IST 10.30 PM).

June 7: Bangladesh vs India (IST 7.30 PM).

June 15: India vs Afghanistan (IST 7.30 PM).

India 2022 World Cup qualifiers Schedule
India 2022 World Cup qualifiers Schedule

Indian team will play their first match of June campaign against hosts Qatar on June 3. Their second match is against Bangladesh on June 7. The last fixture of June is against Afghanistan on June 15.