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AFC Asian Cup 2019: Indian Football Team Coach Announced the Final 23-Member Squad

Indian Football team coach Stephen Constantine on Thursday declared the final 23-member squad for AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.

The coach Stephen Constantine said, “It was extremely essential to keep on the continuity. It will be silly of me to completely change the way we do things. Most of these boys are with us for some time now.”

“The other five boys from the earlier list of 28 will be staying with us until January 2, 2019. In case of an injury or anything else happens, these 5 extra boys will need to step up. We are looking forward to the massive upcoming tournament. We are expecting that these 23 boys will do a good job for us,” he added.

Below is the 23-member squad for the upcoming prestigious AFC Asian Cup tournament:

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Kaith, Amrinder Singh.

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Sarthak Golui, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Narayan Das,

Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhashish Bose.

Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Jackichand Singh, Pronay Halder, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Vinit Rai, Rowllin Borges, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan.

Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Sumeet Passi, Balwant Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua.

India has been drawn in Group A along with Thailand, Bahrain and hosts UAE. The Blue Tigers will play their first match versus Thailand on January 6, followed by a clash with UAE and Bahrain on January 10 and January 14 respectively.

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