The upcoming AFC Asian Cup match is named with India’s Football coach Stephen Constantine. India will play its first match on January 6 against Thailand followed by games against UAE and Bahrain on January 10 and January 14 respectively. The main competition will be of 23 boys (28 in the list) the extra five boys are kept in case if there is any injury or something these boys can step up.

India was the first among the 23 visiting teams to Abu Dhabi on 20th December. All the 28 boys are travelling and practising to assimilate with the condition.


Forwards: Sumeet Passi, Balwant Singh, Sunil Chhetri (c), Jeje Lalpekhlua.

Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Jackie Chan Singh, Germanpreet Singh, Pronay Halder, Anirudh Thapa, Vinit Rai, Rowllin Borges, Ashique Kuruniyan, Halicharan Narzary.

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Sarthak Golui, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhashish Bose, Narayan Das.

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Kaith, Amrinder Singh.