Indian Super League is closed now for 10 days. Because there is a schedule of FIFA Friendly Matches at this time period. And this Saturday the 13th, Indian Football Team is also gonna play a historical friendly match against China.
You know why I’m saying “Historical”. Because before that China never faces India in their home. The match is gonna be played in Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium and will kick-off on October 13th at 5:05 p.m. according to the Indian Standard Time.
Preparation for AFC Asian Cup
In January 2019, Our Indian Football Team will participate in the AFC Asian Cup. Before this big tournament, this will be like a preparation match. Today (October 10) Indian Football Team will fly to China. But before our team took some practice sessions in New Delhi. So for this Indian Coach, Stephan Constantine announced a squad of 29 players.
Coach’s Thinking about the Match Against China
Before the match, our coach talked about the match. He said, “China is a very powerful team. So this is gonna be a very tough exam for us. But to be true we really need to play this type of tough match and this match will train us to play with big pressure. All I wish I will get my boys without any injury. Because this is like a practice match of us and our main goal is the Asian Cup.”
Here is the Full List of the Squad
Forwards: Balwant Singh (ATK), Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru), Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin), Manvir Singh (Goa), Farukh Choudhary & Sumeet Passi (Jamshedpur).
Midfielders: Pronay Halder (ATK), Udanta Singh (Bengaluru), Anirudh Thapa & Germanpreet Singh (Chennaiyin), Lallianzuala Chhangte & Vinit Rai (Delhi Dynamos), Bikash Jairu (Jamshedpur), Holicharan Narzary (Kerala Blasters), Souvik Chakrabarti (Mumbai City), Rowllin Borges (NorthEast United), Ashique Kuruniyan & Nikhil Poojary (Pune City).
Defenders: Narayan Das & Pritam Kotal (Delhi Dynamos), Salam Ranjan Singh (East Bengal), Anas Edathodika & Sandesh Jhingan (Kerala Blasters), Subhasish Bose (Mumbai City), Sarthak Golui (Pune City).
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Bengaluru), Karanjeet Singh (Chennaiyin), Amrinder Singh (Mumbai City), Vishal Kaith (Pune City).