Stephen Constantine announced a 29-man squad today which will cross swords with China on 13th October 2018. The match will take place at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, and is set for kick-off at 5:05 p.m. IST.
India had last met China at the 1997 Nehru Gold Cup in Kochi when Bhaichung Bhutia scored the lone goal for India in a 2-1 loss. India have a poor away record and would like to change that before the AFC Asian Cup begins at UAE in January 2019.
Here is the full squad which will gather in Delhi for a 2-day camp before they set sail for China on October 10.
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Bengaluru FC), Vishal Kaith (FC Pune City), Amrinder Singh (Mumbai City FC), Karanjeet Singh (Chennaiyin FC)
Defenders: Pritam Kotal (Delhi Dynamos), Sarthak Golui (FC Pune City), Sandesh Jhingan (Kerala Blasters), Anas Edathodika (Kerala Blasters), Salam Ranjan Singh (East Bengal FC), Subhasish Bose (Mumbai City FC), Narayan Das (Delhi Dynamos)