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India announce 30-man probable squad for upcoming friendly with Jordan

14:56 GMT+4 02/11/2018
Stephen Constantine India head coach 2017
The 30-man India probable squad will attend a short camp in New Delhi before the friendly against Jordan on November 17...

Head coach Stephen Constantine on Friday announced his 30-man probable squad for India’s upcoming international friendly with Jordan.

The Blue Tigers are set to take on Jordan on November 17 at the King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman in what will be the first-ever international friendly between the two sides.

ATK custodian Arindam Bhattacharya has been handed a recall alongside Bengaluru FC defender Nishu Kumar. FC Goa winger Jackichand Singh’s excellent form in the Indian Super League (ISL) has seen him make his way back into the India squad as well.

The 30 players will undergo a short camp in New Delhi which gets underway on November 11 with the final squad for the friendly set to be announced at a later date.

“We expect to play our game and try to win. When we play against the likes of China and Jordan, you need to understand that we are facing good teams. We will have to build on our previous result. Our main focus will be to stay in shape with and without the ball,” Constantine said on his expectations from the friendly.

INDIA 30-MAN PROBABLE SQUAD

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

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Sarthak Golui, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala.

Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Anirudh Thapa, Jackichand Singh, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan, Bikash Jairu.

Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Farukh Choudhary, Balwant Singh, Manvir Singh.