AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: A 23-member squad under Head Coach Savio Medeira left for Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday (March 23) morning to compete in the AFC U-23 Championship. Besides hosts Bangladesh, India have been clubbed with Group E with Uzbekistan and Syria.
The Championship serves as the preliminary phase of the 2016 Olympic Qualifiers to Rio. 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 U-23 Championship which is slated to be held in Doha next year.
All matches would be played at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. The Indian squad had assembled for a Preparatory Camp in Goa from March 4 onwards.
India’s schedule in the AFC U-23 Championship stay as follows:
March 27: India vs Uzbekistan (IST: 2.30pm).
March 29: India vs Syria (IST: 2.30pm).
March 31: India vs Bangladesh (IST: 5.30pm).
The 23-member squad is as follows:
GOALKEPEERS: Amrinder Singh, Albino Gomes, Rehenesh TP.
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, Vinit Rai.
FORWARDS: Sumit Passi, Haokip Thonghkosim, Rajinder Kumar, Jayesh Rane, Holicharan Narzary.
HEAD COACH: Savio Medeira.
Posted on : Monday March 23, 2015