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Koevermans names India squad for Yemen match

Indian national team

Indian national team coach Wim Koevermans has named a 20-member squad for the international friendly match against Yemen. The match is schedueled to take place at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on November 14.

Koevermans has made two changes to the India squad compared to the last match against Singapore in October [+ read more]. Defender Raju Eknath Gaikwad and striker Joaquim Abranches were left out, while Souvik Ghosh and Manandeep Singh found a place in the Indian team.

“We need to assess ourselves. We need more such matches,” the Dutchman told AIFF Media.

“Unless you play international friendlies you cannot gauge where you stand. We stay grateful to AIFF for arranging two International Friendlies in two months,” star skipper Sunil Chhetri said.

“It was a great feeling to have played in Guwahati in front of a full house in an international friendly against Malaysia last year. The passion for the sport in the state stays unparallel and we expect another full house cheering for us against Yemen,” the Sporting Clube de Portugal striker added.

Meanwhile, Koevermans has also named 12 stand-byes in case any of the players get injured or miss the game due to any other reason.

The Indian team is expected to arrive in Guwahati on November 11 [+ read more].

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Subrata Pal (Prayag United SC), Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (Dempo SC), Karanjit Singh (Salgaocar FC)

Nirmal Chettri (Mohun Bagan AC), Denzil Franco (Churchill Brothers SC), Souvik Ghosh (Pailan Arrows), Syed Rahim Nabi (Mohun Bagan AC), Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh (Prayag United SC), Gurwinder Singh (East Bengal Club)

Francis Fernandes (Salgaocar SC), Alwyn George (Pailan Arrows), Mehtab Hossain (East Bengal Club), Clifford Miranda (Dempo SC), Anthony Pereira (Dempo SC), Sanju Pradhan (East Bengal Club), Jewel Raja Sheikh (Mohun Bagan AC), Lenny Rodrigues (Churchill Brothers SC)

Sunil Chhetri (Sporting Clube de Portugal ‘B’), Manandeep Singh (East Bengal Club), Robin Singh (East Bengal Club)

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (East Bengal Club), Gurjinder Kumar Singh (Pune FC), Raju Eknath Gaikwad (East Bengal Club), Rowilson Rodrigues (Dempo SC), Pradeep Mohanraj (Air India), Shylo Malswam Tulunga (Prayag United SC), Romeo Fernandes (Dempo SC), Deepak Prakash (Pailan Arrows), Rocus Lamare (Salgaocar FC), Lalrindika Ralte (East Bengal Club), Joaquim Abranches (Dempo SC), Dawson Fernandes (Sporting Clube de Goa)

Wim Koevermans (Head Coach), Savio Medeira (Assistant Coach), Marcus Pacheco (Goalkeeping Coach)

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