Indian national team football coach Stephen Constantine announced his final 22-member squad for the international friendly against Jordan to be held at the King Abdullah International Stadium in Amman. Some surprise omissions in the squad include Rowlin Borges, who was in the top of his form, and Komal Thatal, the 18-year-old who replaced Sunil Chhetri in the 29-member squad.
“We want to do well in AFC Asian Cup and the clash against Jordan will aid us. Jordan are a good side and they have a number of good players in their ranks,” said Stephen Constantine. Nishu Kumar, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Jackichand Singh, Germanpreet Singh, and Balwant Singh weren’t included in the squad against China. However, they made it this time, replacing Sunil Chhetri, Farukh Chaudhary, Sarthak Golui, Nikhil Poojary, and Rowlin Borges.
Here is the full squad:
GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh.
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala.
MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Jackichand Singh, Pronay Halder, Anirudh Thapa, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan.
FORWARDS: Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh