26 probables named for SAFF Football Championships camp

New Delhi: India named 26 probables for the national camp for the SAFF Football Championships to be held here next month, making three changes in the squad that played against Malaysia in the back-to-back international friendlies.

Defenders Raju Gaikwad and Anwar Ali, who were in the squad for Malaysia friendlies on November 13 and 16, were left out with Nirmal Chhetri and Govin Singh being named in place of them in the probables.

Midfielder Mehtab Hossain, who was also in the squad for Malaysia friendlies, was omitted from the probables for the SAFF Championships preparatory camp which will be held from November 25 to 29 in Goa.

The Indian team for the international friendly against Zambia to be held in Goa on November 29 will also be picked from the 26 probables.

SAFF Championship is scheduled to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from December 2 to 12.

The Probables:

Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh, Subhasish Roychowdhury, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.

Defenders: Jaspal Parmar, Sameer Naik, Mahesh Gawli, Debabrata Roy, Nirmal Chhetri, Rahim Nabi, Gourmangi Singh, Govin Singh.

Midfielders: Baldeep Singh, Rocus Lamare, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Francis Fernandes, Climax Lawrence, Anthony Pereira, Clifford Miranda, Jewel Raja, Steven Dias, Lalrindika Ralte.

Forwards: Baljit Sahni, Jeje Lalpeklua, Sushil Singh, Joaquim Abranches, Sunil Chhetri.


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