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Igor Štimac: Bangladesh game will be different from Qatar match

Indian national team training session. (Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)
Indian national team training session. Photo courtesy: AIFF Media

Indian National Team Head Coach Igor Štimac has announced a list of 29 probables for India’s preparatory camp for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier match against Bangladesh slated to be played at the YBK Stadium in Kolkata on October 15, 2019.

The 29 probables are scheduled to report to the preparatory camp in Guwahati from October 3.

Speaking to, Štimac mentioned “the list will be further cut for another four names until the end of the week.”

“This is an initial list of 29 players. We still have some uncertainties with small injury problems with few players,” he stated. “The Bangladesh game is going to be very different from the last one against Qatar. We need all the players to be fully fit, and ready for the day,” he added.

“I hope that YBK will be packed and our supporters in Kolkata will push our players all the way through to our first victory in qualifiers,” the Coach maintained.

The Blue Tigers currently stay on 1 point from 2 matches after having earned a creditable draw against Asian Champions Qatar in their last encounter.

India MNT Squad

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh

Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Narender, Sarthak Golui, Anas Edathodika, Anwar Ali (Jr.), Mandar Rao Desai, Subhasish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala

Udanta Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Vinit Rai, Anirudh Thapa, Abdul Sahal, Raynier Fernandes, Brandon Fernandes, Halicharan Narzary, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Ashique Kuruniyan

Sunil Chhetri, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh, Farukh Choudhary

(AIFF Media)