The Indian national football team kick started their first training session under coach Stephen Constantine at Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai on 13th March.
The Blue Tigers are straddling up for a tricky Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Asian Cup 2019 qualification in this month. Constantine and company are currently gearing up for their International Friendly against Cambodia in Phnom Penh on March 22 before locking horns with Myanmar on March 28 in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers.
15 players have already joined the training Camp and the Indians selected for the campaign from I-League clubs Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC will be joining on March 15 after their AFC Cup encounter. It is believed that Arindam Bhattacharya has been called up for the national camp as well.
The Kolkata-born 'keeper has made five appearances for JSW owned Bengaluru side, having played a total of 411 minutes. Starting four times for The Blues, Arindam has managed to keep two clean sheets, against relegation battlers Mumbai FC and Sanjoy Sen's Mohun Bagan.
Arindam will join goalkeepers Subrata Paul (DSK Shivajians), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Stabaek FC), Amrinder Singh (Bengaluru FC), TP Rehenesh (East Bengal) in the list of probables.