India vs. China International Friendly: Stephen Constantine announces a 29-man squad


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.

13 of the 29 men had played at the SAFF Championships where India finished runners up
13 of the 29 men had played at the SAFF Championships where India finished runners-up

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)
Midfielders: Udanta Singh (Bengaluru FC), Nikhil Poojary (FC Pune City), Pronay Halder (ATK), Rowllin Borges (Northeast United FC), Germanpreet Singh (Chennaiyin FC), Anirudh Thapa (Chennaiyin FC), Souvik Chakraborti (Mumbai City FC), Vinit Rai (Delhi Dynamos), Holicharan Narzary (Kerala Blasters), Bikash Jairu (Jamshedpur FC), Ashique Kuruniyan (FC Pune City), Lallianzuala Chhangte (Delhi Dynamos)


Forwards: Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru FC), Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin FC), Balwant Singh (ATK), Sumeet Passi (Jamshedpur FC), Manvir Singh (FC Goa), Farukh Choudhary (Jamshedpur FC)