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AIFF announces probables for Caribbean Tour



The All India Football Federation has released a probables list for a three match series in the Caribbean.

The Indian team is expected to leave India next week to play Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago.

There might be changes to the final 23-member squad as Kolkata giants East Bengal Club and Mohun Bagan AC have refused to release their players for the camp.

AIFF general secretary Kushal Das had meetings with the club officials to explain the importance of the tour for the Indian team. East Bengal have agreed to release Raju Gaikwad, Robert Lalthlamuana and Baljit Singh Saini, while they refused to give their consent for Mehtab Hussain and Harmanjot Singh Khabra.

The AIFF is expecting a reply from Mohun Bagan on their players very soon and one can only hope that the Kolkata club will understand the opportunity for Indian football to gain valuable exposure.



Subrata Pal (Pune FC), Karanjit Singh (Salgaocar SC), Laxmikant Kattimani (Dempo SC)

Sameer Naik (Dempo SC), Valeriano Rebello (Dempo SC), Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh (Churchill Brothers SC), Raju Eknath Gaikwad (East Bengal Club), Mahesh Gawli (Dempo SC), Rowilson Rodrigues (Dempo SC), Debabrata Roy (Dempo SC), Robert Lalthlamuana (East Bengal Club)

Steven Benedic Dias (Churchill Brothers SC), Lalrindika Ralte (Churchill Brothers SC), Peter Carvalho (Dempo SC), Mehtab Hossain (East Bengal Club), Lalkamal Bhowmick (United SC), Harmanjot Khabra (East Bengal Club), Jewel Raja Sheikh (Mohun Bagan AC), Climax Lawrence (Dempo SC), Syed Rahim Nabi (Mohun Bagan AC), Clifford Miranda (Dempo SC)

Sunil Chhetri (Mohun Bagan AC), Jeje Lalpekhlua (Pune FC), Sushil Kumar Singh (United Sikkim FC), Baljit Singh Sahni (East Bengal Club), C.S. Sabeeth (Indian Arrows)

Armando Colaco (Chief Coach), Savio Medeira (Assistant Coach), Marcus Pacheco (Goalkeeping Coach), Mandar Tamhane (Manager)


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