Indian Football

Indian Football: Igor Stimac Names 25-Man Squad for Friendlies Against Nepal

Arjun Singh Devgan
India will play two friendlies against Nepal in September
India will play two friendlies against Nepal in September / Pakawich Damrongkiattisak/Getty Images

India's national team head coach, Igor Stimac named the list of 25 players who will face Nepal in their upcoming international friendly games next month with the Blue Tigers scheduled to play two matches in Nepal.

The probables of the national team have been training in Kolkata since August 15, and were recently seen in action where they comfortably beat I-League team Mohammedan Sporting 2-0 in an exhibition match at the VYBK.

Two new faces in Rahim Ali and Seriton Fernandes were added to the squad, with the squad set to leave for Nepal on August 30 to play the friendlies on September 2 and 5 at Kathmandu.

“We can’t expect much after 10 days of preparation. The legs are still heavy from the load. We need to slow down and refresh the players. We need to be careful going into the games against Nepal. We understand that the ATK MB and BFC players will be in better shape than others," Stimac said while announcing the squad.

India Squad

Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Chinglensana Singh Konsham, Mandar Rao Dessai, Akash Mishra, Rahul Bheke, Subhasish Bose, Seriton Fernandes.

Midfielders: Lalengmawia, Bipin Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Yasir Mohammad, Glan Martins, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Jeakson Singh, Pronay Halder.

Forwards: Manvir Singh, Rahim Ali, Sunil Chhetri, Farukh Choudhary.