Sunil Chhetri-less Indian soccer staff to depart for preparatory camp in Dubai forward of Oman, UAE friendlies

Sunil Chhetri-less Indian soccer staff to depart for preparatory camp in Dubai forward of Oman, UAE friendlies

Chhetri, the very best Indian goal-scorer in worldwide soccer with 72 strikes, will not be capable of journey since he has contracted the dreaded virus. The 36-year-old is at present recovering and is in self isolation.

Sunil Chhetri-less Indian football team to leave for preparatory camp in Dubai ahead of Oman, UAE friendlies

File picture of Sunil Chhetri. AIFF Media

New Delhi: A 27-member Indian soccer staff sans skipper Sunil Chhetri, who examined optimistic for COVID-19 earlier this week, will go away for Dubai on Monday for a preparatory camp forward of the facet’s upcoming worldwide friendlies towards Oman and UAE.

Whereas the match towards Oman is scheduled for 25 March, the sport towards UAE is slated to be performed on 29 March. Each the fixtures can be held in Dubai.

The Blue Tigers final performed on the worldwide degree in November 2019, within the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Chhetri, the very best Indian goal-scorer in worldwide soccer with 72 strikes, will not be capable of journey since he has contracted the dreaded virus. The 36-year-old is at present recovering and is in self isolation.

Head Coach Igor Stimac said: “It’s such a reduction that we’re all assembling collectively and gearing up for worldwide motion.

“There are lots of new faces within the squad and it’s time for arduous work for all of them  in actual fact, for all within the camp. We have to examine how they reply and the way vibrant is our future with them,” he added.

The coach additionally talked about that Brandon Fernandes, Rahul Bheke, Sahal Abdul Samad and Asish Rai weren’t accessible for choice as they’re present process rehabilitation in the meanwhile.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, Dheeraj Singh.

Defenders: Ashutosh Mehta, Akash Mishra, Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Chinglensana Singh, Adil Khan, Mandar Rao Dessai, Mashoor Shereef.

Midfielders: Rowllin Borges, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Raynier Fernandes, Anirudh Thapa, Bipin Singh, Yasir Mohammad, Suresh Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Ashique Kuruniyan.

Forwards: Manvir Singh, Ishan Pandita, Hitesh Sharma, Liston Colaco.

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