2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualification: Indian U23 national team squad, fixtures, results

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The Indian U-23 national team have confirmed the second spot in Group E of the 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qualifiers after beating Kyrgyz Republic 4-2 via penalty shoot-out following a goalless draw at the end of regulation time in their final group game at the Fujairah Stadium in Fujairah, UAE, on Sunday.

With UAE emerging victorious 2-0 against Oman to take the top spot and seal their place in the finals of the tournament, it is an uphill task for India to go through. Only four-best second-placed teams can qualify and the blue colts are currently in the ninth spot with one point.

Igor Stimac named a 23-man squad for the same including some players from the senior team in the likes of Suresh Singh, Lalengmawia. The team assembled in Bengaluru on October 17 and on October 20, they flew to UAE. 

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INDIA U23 NATIONAL TEAM SQUAD FOR THE 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualification:

GOALKEEPERS: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Mohammad Nawaz.

DEFENDERS: Narender Gahlot, Alex Saji, Hormipam Ruivah, Asish Rai, Sumit Rathi, Akash Mishra.

MIDFIELDERS: Suresh Singh, Amarjit Singh, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Deepak Tangri, Rahul KP, Komal Thatal, Nikhil Raj, Bryce Miranda, Princeton Rebello.

FORWARDS: Vikram Partap Singh, Rahim Ali, Rohit Danu, Aniket Jadhav.

2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualification: INDIA NATIONAL TEAM FIXTURES

October 24 10:00 PM Oman U23 vs India U23 Fujairah Stadium Oman 1-2 India
October 27 10:00 PM India U23 vs UAE U23 Fujairah Stadium India 0-1 UAE
October 30 10:00 PM India U23 vs Kyrgyz Republic U23 Fujairah Stadium India 0-0 (4-2 pen) Kyrgyz Republic