Stephen Constantine Announces 25-member Indian squad for Guam Tie

Updated: 01 November 2015 17:52 IST

India will face Guam in Bengaluru on November 12. The hosts have so far lost all their World Cup qualifiers

Stephen Constantine Announces 25-member Indian squad for Guam Tie
India are out of reckoning to book a berth in the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. (AIFF image)

New Delhi:

National football team head coach Stephen Constantine on Sunday announced a 25-member squad for India's 2018 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 match against Guam on November 12. (Read more football stories here)

The match is scheduled to be played at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. India had lost to Guam 1-2 in their away match in June.

The players will assemble in Bengaluru on November 8.

A winless India are already out of reckoning for a final round berth as they have lost all the five matches they have played so far in Group D.

The eight group winners and four best runners-up (total 12 teams) will advance to the final round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 AFC Asian Cup finals.

The next best 24 teams from the preliminary stage of the joint qualifiers will compete in a separate competition for the remaining slots (12 slots or 11 slots + 1 slot for the host) in the 24-team 2019 Asian Cup.

The Squad: Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Karanjit Singh, Laxmikant Kattimani. Defenders: Arnab Mondal, Sandesh Jhingan, Aiborlang Khongjee, Lalchhuanmawia, Narayan Das, Pritam Kotal, Augistine Fernandes, Robin Gurung. Midfielders: Eugenson Lyngdoh, Cavin Lobo, Sehnaj Singh, Pronoy Halder, Francis Fernandes, Rowlin Borges, Romeo Fernandes, Bikash Jairu, Harmanjot Singh Khabra. Forwards: Jeje Lalpekhlua, Robin Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Holicharan Narzary.

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