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2022 World Cup qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac names 34-member preliminary squad

3:17 PM MYT 05/08/2019
Igor Stimac Indian national team training
India will take on Oman in their first match of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers...

India head coach Igor Stimac has named a 34-member preliminary squad for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

The Blue Tigers are set to lock horns with West Asian giant Oman in their first match before taking on the might of Asian champions Qatar. The Oman game is set to be hosted by the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on September 5.

India will play Qatar in Doha on September 10.

There are no real surprises in Stimac's preliminary squad. Notably, Ashique Kuruniyan makes a comeback after recovering from an injury.

FULL SQUAD (PRELIMINARY): 

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh, Vishal Kaith

Defenders: Rahul Bheke, Nishu Kumar, Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali (Jr.), Narender Gahlot, Sarthak Golui, Adil Khan, Salam Ranjan Singh, Subhasish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Mandar Rao Dessai

Midfielders: Nikhil Poojary, Udanta Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Raynier Fernandes, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul Samad, Amarjit Singh, Pronay Halder, Brandon Fernandes, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan

Forwards: Balwant Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Jobby Justin, Farukh Choudhary, Manvir Singh