India is on its edge to play the qualifiers match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Preliminary round which is scheduled to be played against Iran and so a part of this event the Indian national football team coach Stephen Constantine has been directed to choose a list of 28 man probable.
So Stephen says in order to make team much stronger, a series of friendly matches are going be played against the Nepal football team on 23rd of August at Balewadi Stadium in Pune and so he is expecting to make a very good preparation by this friendly playoffs for a good take over the tough Iran teams which is currently ranking as the 35th best FIFA team according to FIFA ranking of July month.
And after this practice match, the team is going to play on the opponent side of Iran at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on 8th September 2015.
The initial list was made with 28 players that will be trimmed down to 26 man preliminary team squad consisting of top players from different teams of ISL. And so here is the completed list of these initial 28 man squad.
GOALKEEPERS: Karanjit Singh (Chennaiyin FC), Subrata Paul (Mumbai City FC), Arindam Bhattacharya (FC Pune City), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Sanjiban Ghosh.
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal (FC Pune City), Sandesh Jhingan (Kerala Blasters FC), Aiborlang Khongjee (NorthEast United FC), Dhanachandra Singh (Chennaiyin FC), Arnab Mondal (Atlético de Kolkata), Lalchhuanmawia (Mumbai City FC), Narayan Das (FC Goa), Rino Anto (Atlético de Kolkata).
MIDFIELDERS: Dhanapal Ganesh (Chennaiyin FC), Cavin Lobo (Kerala Blasters FC), Eugenson Lyngdoh (FC Pune City), Sehnaj Singh (Delhi Dynamos FC), Jackichand Singh (FC Pune City), Brandon Fernandes (Mumbai City FC), Pronoy Halder (FC Goa), Francis Fernandes (Delhi Dynamos FC), Romeo Fernandes (FC Goa), CK Vineeth (Kerala Blasters FC), Rowlin Borges (Mumbai City FC).
FORWARDS: Robin Singh (Delhi Dynamos FC), Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin FC), Holicharan Narzary (NorthEast United FC), Sunil Chhetri (Mumbai City FC).