Chhetri among 5 senior players picked for Asian games

PTI| Updated: May 05, 2014, 13:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Indian captain Sunil Chhetri is among the five seniors picked by national football coach Wim Koevermans for the Incheon Asian Games where the rest of the squad would comprise under-23 players.

The Games in Incheon are scheduled from September 19 to October 4 this year.

"The five senior Players ? Sunil Chhetri, Francis Fernandes, Robin Singh, Balwant Singh and Victorino Fernandes would be a part of a Preparatory Camp from where the final squad would be selected later," the All India Football Federation said in a statement.

However, as per the rules of the Asian Games, only three among the five senior players would be a part of India`s squad for the mega-event with the rest of the squad comprising U-23 players.

Mr. Scott O`Donell, the Technical Director, AIFF Academies, also the Director, Coach Education would be assisting Koevermans during the Asian Games.