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Indian Football: Igor Stimac Considering Releasing Sandesh Jhingan From National Camp

Arjun Singh Devgan
Sandesh Jhingan is set to leave India's training camp to play club football in Croatia
Sandesh Jhingan is set to leave India's training camp to play club football in Croatia / Pakawich Damrongkiattisak/Getty Images
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India's national team head coach, Igor Stimac has admitted that he may "consider" releasing star defender, Sandesh Jhingan from the current national team camp in order to play club football in Croatia.

Jhingan, who is India's premier defender, recently agreed to move to Croatian top division club HNK Sibenik, making use of a clause that allows him to leave his current club ATK Mohun Bagan if he gets an opportunity to play in Europe.

"Having in mind that the Croatian league has already had five rounds, and the players are fit, we are thinking as to how we can help Sandesh get into form as soon as possible, and also try to facilitate him get his place in the team," Stimac said when asked about Jhingan.

"It's important for him to get into the playing XI. So we may consider releasing him from the camp and bringing him back but allow him to stay with the club."

The Indian players in contention for a place in the senior squad are currently in Kolkata, where they have assembled for a training camp in order to get much needed practice considering that the Blue Tigers will travel to Kathmandu to play Nepal in two international friendlies next month.

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