Indian football team leaves for AFC U-23 Championship
A 23-member squad under head coach Savio Medeira left for Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday to compete in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship.
New Delhi: A 23-member squad under head coach Savio Medeira left for Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday to compete in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship.
Besides hosts Bangladesh, India has been clubbed in Group E with Uzbekistan and Syria.
The championship serves as the preliminary qualifying phase of the 2016 Olympics.
The winner of the group along with the five best second-placed teams (from all groups) would proceed to the final phase of the AFC Under-23 Championship which is slated to be held in Doha in 2016.
India's schedule in the AFC U-23 Championship:
March 27: India vs Uzbekistan.
March 29: India vs Syria.
March 31: India vs Bangladesh.
Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Albino Gomes, Rehenesh T.P.
Defenders: Abhishek Das, Satish Singh, Sankar Sampingraj, Deepak, Bikramjit Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Kotal.
Midfielders: Germanpreet Singh, Nikhil Kadam, Dhanachandra Meetei, Prabir Das, Siam Hangal, Manish Bhargav, Avinash Rui Das.
Forwards: Sumit Passi, Haokip Thonghkosim, Rajinder Kumar, Jayesh Rane, Vinit Rai, Holicharan Narzary.