The two back-to-back International Friendlies between India and Nepal to be played at the Dasharath Stadium, Kathmandu will be live-streamed on Indian Football Team’s official Facebook page – @TheIndianFootballTeam.
While the first International Friendly is slated to be held on September 2, 2021, and the second International Friendly is scheduled for September 5, 2021. The kick-off time for both the matches is IST 5.15 pm.
In view of the quarantine restrictions on travel in most countries worldwide, and with no quarantine restrictions on Indians travelling to Nepal at the moment, the National coach felt that the International Friendlies would help in the Blue Tigers’ preparation for the forthcoming SAFF Championship in the Maldives in October.
The Blue Tigers, who arrived in Kathmandu on Monday (August 30), had a preparatory camp in Kolkata since August 15. However, players from ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC weren’t able to train in the preparatory camp under National coach Igor Stimac owing to their respective club commitments in the AFC Cup.
The 25-member Indian National team squad for the two Friendlies is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh.
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Seriton Fernandes, Chinglensana Singh, Rahul Bheke, Subhasish Bose, Mandar Rao Dessai, Akash Mishra.
MIDFIELDERS: Liston Colaco, Bipin Singh, Lalengmawia, Anirudh Thapa, Abdul Sahal, Brandon Fernandes, Pronay Halder, Glan Martins, Suresh Singh, Jeakson Singh, Yasir Mohammad.
FORWARDS: Manvir Singh, Rahim Ali, Farukh Choudhary, Sunil Chhetri.