India announces 27-Member Squad for Sunil Chhetri’s farewell match against Kuwait

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The Indian Football Team, under the guidance of head coach Igor Stimac, has announced a 27-member squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Kuwait, which marks the farewell of Indian Legend, Sunil Chhetri. The match, scheduled for June 6, will be held at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.

The squad was selected from a pool of 32 players who were undergoing a rigorous training camp in Bhubaneswar. Five players, namely Phurba Lachenpa, Parthib Gogoi, Imran Khan, Muhammad Hammad, and Jithin MS were released from the camp. Unfortunately, Parthib Gogoi and Muhammad Hammad had to miss out due to injuries.

Stimac praised all the players for their professionalism and hard work. He acknowledged the strong competition among them, especially in the positions of Jithin and Parthib. The remaining 27 players will continue their training routine in Bhubaneswar until May 29, after which the team will travel to Kolkata.

Sunil Chhetri’s farewell game

This match holds special significance as it will be the farewell match for Sunil Chhetri, a stalwart of Indian football. Chhetri’s contribution to Indian football has been immense, and this match will be a fitting tribute to his illustrious career.

The Indian team is currently second in Group A with four points from four matches. The top two teams in the group will qualify for Round 3 of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and also secure their berth in the AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027.

The team’s performance in the upcoming match against Kuwait will be crucial in determining their journey in the World Cup Qualifiers. The players, the coaching staff, and the entire nation will be hoping for a positive result in this important fixture. As the team prepares for this crucial match, the anticipation and excitement among the fans are palpable. All eyes will be on the Indian team as they take on Kuwait on June 6.

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