Indian national team head coach Igor Stimac has called-up 43 players for the preparatory camp ahead of the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup/2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Qatar on March 26 in Bhubaneswar.
With the ISL finals only to be played on March 14, coach Stimac decided to divide his camp into two groups and phases. He has called-up 23 players for the first phase from March 9 from ISL clubs who have been eliminated, while a second list of 20 players has been called from March 16 of ISL semifinalists.
There are numerous newcomers in Prabhsukhan Gill, Sumit Rathi, Seriton Fernandes, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Pratik Prabhakar Chowdhary, Shubham Sarangi, Jeakson Singh, Lalengmawia, Mawihmingthanga, and Liston Colaco besides players who are back in Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Prabir Das, Micheal Soosai Raj, and Nandhakumar Sekar, plus the return of Sandesh Jhingan, Amarjit Kiyam Singh and Jeje Lalpekhlua from injury.
LIST #1 – March 16
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Kaith, Prabhsukhan Gill
Prabir Das, Rahul Bheke, Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Sumit Rathi, Seriton Fernandes, Mandar Rao Dessai
Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Brandon Fernandes, Anirudh Thapa, Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Jackichand Singh
Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh, Micheal Soosai Raj
LIST #2 – March 9
Amrinder Singh, Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Mohammed Rafique Ali Sardar
Pratik Prabhakar Chowdhary, Shubham Sarangi, Subhasish Bose, Narender, Adil Ahmed Khan, Sandesh Jhingan
Rowllin Borges, Amarjit Kiyam Singh, Jeakson Singh, Nandhakumar Sekar, Lalengmawia, Vinit Rai, Raynier Fernandes, Nikhil Poojary, Mawihmingthanga, Halicharan Narzary, Sahal Abdul Samad
Farukh Choudhary, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Liston Colaco