The Indian men’s national team will compete in friendly matches in Vietnam. They will take on Singapore and Vietnam on September 24 and 27, respectively. The tournament is named, Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament.
The team will travel to Vietnam on September 20. A two-day camp is being held in Kolkata from September 18, 2022.
The champions of the round robin meet will receive a prize money of $ 30,000. While the runners-up side will take home $ 20,000. The third place too carries a prize money of $ 10,000.
The Indian men’s national team coach Igor Stimac has announced a 23 man squad for the fixtures. Laxmikant Kattimani, Prabhsukhran Gill, Rahul Bheke, Vikram Partap Singh, Suresh Singh and Rahim Ali have missed out due to injuries.
“We are happy and grateful that we have received another opportunity to get together and check where we actually stand at the moment. All of us are looking forward to playing the two friendly matches. This is going to be a truly exciting tour, especially three months after our qualification for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 in Kolkata in June this year,” Stimac said.
“But that is not going to deter us. We will do everything possible at the moment to keep the momentum going from the June qualifiers.”
The 23 man squad:
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem and Amrinder Singh.
Defenders: Sandesh Jhingan, Roshan Singh Naorem, Anwar Ali, Akash Mishra, Chinglensana Singh Konsham, Harmanjot Singh Khabra and Narender.
Midfielders: Liston Colaco, Muhammed Ashique Kuruniyan, Deepak Tangri, Udanta Singh Kumam, Anirudh Thapa, Brandon Fernandes, Yasir Mohammad, Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Sahal Abdul Samad, Rahul Kannoly Praveen and Lallianzuala Chhangte.
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri and Ishan Pandita.