Dawson Fernandes and Karma Tsewang named among 30 India probables for Tajikistan friendly

The Dutchman has welcomed two new faces in the list of probables for the international friendly scheduled next month...

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Wim Koevermans has announced the list of 30 probables for the international friendly against Tajikistan to be played on 14 August 2013.

In the latest FIFA World Rankings released this month, Team India (146) find themselves 40 places below their Asian counterparts.

After missing out on India's AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers earlier this year, defenders Arnab Mondal and Sandesh Jhingan have won their place with Rowilson Rodrigues and Shouvik Ghosh missing out.

Prayag United's Mohd. Rafique and Karma Tsewang, who has switched to Salgaocar Fc after an impressive season with Pune FC, have been named among the probables for the very first time. The final squad to travel to Khujand will be announced later.

The list of probables is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Karanjit Singh, Sandip Nandy, Subhasish Roychowdhury.

Defenders: Denzil Franco, Nirmal Chettri, Arnab Mondal, Gouramangi Moirangthem, Raju Gaikwad, Sandesh Jhingan, Gurjinder Kumar.

Midfielders: Mehtab Hussain, Lalrindika Ralte, Arata Izumi, Lenny Rodrigues, Lalkamal Bhowmick, Alwyn George, Mohammed Rafique, Asif K, Jewel Raja Shaikh, Francis Fernandes, Tsewang Karma, Shylo Malsawmtulunga, Clifford Miranda, Syed Rahim Nabi, Vineet CK.

Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh, Dawson Fernandes, Jeje Lalpekhlua.

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