Igor Stimac releases 50-man probable list for AFC Asian Cup campaign

India have been placed in Group B along with Australia (January 13), Uzbekistan (January 18) and Syria (January 23).

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Igor Stimac releases 50-man probable list for AFC Asian Cup campaign

Igor Stimac announced a 50-member probable list for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup in January. Image- News18

Senior India national team head coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday released the 50-member list of probable players for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023-24 to be held in Doha next month.

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This is India's second consecutive appearance in the AFC Asian Cup. Image- India Today
This is India's second consecutive appearance in the AFC Asian Cup. Image- India Today

India have been placed in Group B along with Australia (January 13), Uzbekistan (January 18) and Syria (January 23). The top two teams from each group will advance to the Round of 16 along with the four best third-place finishers (out of six). This is India's second consecutive appearance in the AFC Asian Cup after the 2019 edition when it finished at the bottom of Group A.

India will play Australia on January 13, and Uzbekistan and Syria on January 18 and 23 respectively. From this long list, Stimac will choose his final squad for the AFC Asian Cup.

While Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has remained India's mainstay under the bar, Stimac also selected Amrinder Singh, who recently held guard of the goal against Qatar, Vishal Kaith, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem and Gurmeet Singh Chahal. Similarly, he developed a pool of 15 players each in a bid to get the best set of players for defence, midfield and striking zones.

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50-man probable list for AFC Asian Cup campaign:

Goalkeepers:

  • Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

  • Amrinder Singh

  • Vishal Kaith

  • Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem

  • Gurmeet Singh Chahal

Defenders:

  • Naorem Roshan Singh

  • Bikash Yumnam

  • Lalchungnunga

  • Sandesh Jhingan

  • Nikhil Poojary

  • Chinglensana Singh

  • Pritam Kotal

  • Hormipam Ruivah

  • Subhasish Bose

  • Asish Rai

  • Akash Mishra

  • Mehtab Singh

  • Rahul Bheke

  • Narender Gahlot

  • Amey Ranawade

Midfielders:

  • Suresh Singh Wangjam

  • Rohit Kumar

  • Brandon Fernandes

  • Udanta Singh Kumam

  • Yasir Mohammad

  • Jeakson Singh Thounaojam

  • Anirudh Thapa

  • Sahal Abdul Samad

  • Glan Martins

  • Liston Colaco

  • Deepak Tangri

  • Lalengmawia Ralte

  • Vinit Rai

  • Ninthoinganba Meetei

  • Naorem Mahesh Singh

Forwards:

  • Sunil Chhetri

  • Rahim Ali

  • Farukh Choudhary

  • Nandhakumar Sekar

  • Siva Sakthi Narayanan

  • Rahul KP

  • Ishan Pandita

  • Manvir Singh

  • Kiyan Nassiri

  • Lallianzuala Chhangte

  • Gurkirat Singh

  • Vikram Partap Singh

  • Bipin Singh Thounaojam

  • Parthib Gogoi

  • Jerry Mawihmingthanga

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