AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: The Indian men's senior national team are set to return to the field with the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers resuming from June 3 with a clash against hosts Qatar, followed by matches against Bangladesh (June 7) and Afghanistan (June 15). All three games will be broadcast live in India on the Star Sports network and Disney+ Hotstar. The matches against Qatar and Afghanistan will also be available on JIO TV.
With qualification for the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 also at stake, the Blue Tigers will play all three matches at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha. The matches are being played in a central venue due to the pandemic situation forcing the home and away format to be abandoned.
Head coach Igor Stimac has named a 28-member squad that is currently training in Doha, with the team having landed in the city on May 20, 2021. India are currently on 3 points from 5 matches in Group E.
June 3: India vs Qatar (IST 10.30pm)
June 7: Bangladesh vs India (IST 7.30pm)
June 15: India vs Afghanistan (IST 7.30pm)
Where to watch: The matches will be telecast live on the following channels.
India's Squad for the Qualifiers
GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh.
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose.
MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Lalengmawia Ralte, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Mohammad, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan.
FORWARDS: Ishan Pandita, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh.