Indian National football team head coach Stephen Constantine on Friday announced a list of 30 probables for India’s forthcoming international friendly against Jordan to be held in Amman on November 17.
This will be the first time the senior teams of the two countries will meet each other in an international friendly. As per the latest FIFA Rankings, India are currently ranked 97, while Jordan are at 112.
Besides 14 U-23 players, who have been named in the list of 30, Constantine has also recalled three others — goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharjya, defender Nishu Kumar and winger Jackichand Singh for the camp.
The players will be assembling at the preparatory camp from November 11 in New Delhi. The final squad for the match will be announced later.
“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,” Constantine said.
“Our main focus will be to stay in shape with and without the ball,” he added.
While Jordan went down narrowly to World Cup runner-up Croatia in their last match, India played out a goalless draw against China in Suzhou in their last international friendly on October 13.
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith, Arindam Bhattacharjya.
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.