Head coach Igor Stimac on Saturday Called a 23-member Indian Soccer squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh to be Performed at Kolkata on Tuesday.
Defenders Sandesh Jhingan and Anwar Ali (Jr) were mastered the game to be played VYBK Stadium because of accidents, while Halicharan Narzary, Farukh Choudhary and Nishu Kumar didn’t make it into the last 23 and were published from the federal camp.
“Halicharan, Farukh, and Nishu gave others a challenging run for cash and the choice wasn’t a simple one. They came really near their opponents. It was a difficult choice to take,” Stimac stated.
Experienced defensive bulwark Jhingan endured an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear on his left knee during the team’s 1-1 draw against Guwahati-based North East United in a friendly on Wednesday and he’ll undergo a surgery which will rule him out for six weeks.
“Sandesh has endured on his left knee ACL tear and will need to undergo operation. It typically takes 6 weeks for a return to the game. He is going to be monitored constantly through the rehab phase so he comes back to the field earlier,” Team Physio Gigy George stated.
He’ll be missed in Kolkata but knowing himI’m pretty sure, he will return much more powerful,” Stimac said.
Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, that led in the front as captain at the drawn game against Asian champions Qatar in Doha, termed out the ruling of Sandesh because’a big reduction’ for the Blue Tigers.
“It is really sad. It is a major loss for us, particularly at this instant. I could envision how could he feel overlooking this match but he is a strong man and he will return ardently soon,” Sandhu said.
The Indian group will hit Kolkata on Sunday.
The 23-member Indian Principle : Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh.