Indian squad leaves for AFC U-23 Championship

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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