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India U23 camp gets underway in Pune

India U23

India U23

The India U23 preparation camp for the 2nd Round Asian Qualifiers of the 2012 London Olympics kicked-off on Friday.

The Indian team had to train indoors on Friday due to heavy rains on the first day in Pune, but they had finally the chance to have a training session on grass yesterday.

India U23 coach Desmond Bulpin is aware of the strengths of his team’s opponent Qatar and the need to prepare well for the crucial encounter.

Bulpin: “It’s important to prepare in the right manner for such a crucial match.”

India will face Qatar at the Al Sadd Stadium,Doha on June 19, while the return-leg match will be held at Pune’s Balewadi Sports Complex on June 23.

INDIA U-23 Probables

Laxmikant Kattimani (Dempo SC), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Indian Arrows), Jagroop Singh (Indian Arrows), Ravi Kumar (Indian Arrows)

Abhishek Das (Indian Arrows), R. Vishal Kumar (Indian Arrows), Raju Eknath Gaekwad (Indian Arrows), Deepak Devrani (Indian Arrows), Lalrozama Fenai (Indian Arrows), Inderpreet Singh (Indian Arrows), Arnab Mondal (Chirag United SC), Shahbas Shaleel (ONGC)

Kh. Jibon Singh (Indian Arrows), Shilton D’Silva (Indian Arrows), Jewel Raja Sheikh (Indian Arrows), Ongnam Milan Singh (Indian Arrows), Lalrindika Ralte (Indian Arrows), Gurjinder Kumar (Pune FC), Snehashis Chakroborty (Mohun Bagan AC), Anthony Barbosa (Salgaocar SC), Zakir Mundampara (Churchill Brothers SC)

Jeje Lalpekhlua (Indian Arrows) (Indian Arrows), Jagtar Singh (Indian Arrows), Manandeep Singh (Indian Arrows), C.S. Sabeeth (Viva Kerala)

Desmond Bulpin (Coach)