Kuwait will be India’s opponents in the first match of Group A. This match will be held at the Jaber Al Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City on the 16th of this month at 8 pm Indian time. The second match will be played against Asian giants Qatar at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on November 21. The kickoff of this match is at 7 pm Indian time. India will fly to Dubai on the eighth of this month for preparations ahead of the qualifiers.
At the same time, two players from Kerala Blasters FC, an Indian Super League club from Kerala, have been included in the 28-member Indian prospect squad announced by Igor Stimach. It is Malayalee forward Rahul KP and Ishan Pandita who joined the team this season.
In the Indian Super League, the two main young players in the forward line of Kerala Blasters have joined the national team and have excited the Blasters camp, which is preparing for the match against East Bengal. Igor Stimach is expected to select the 23-member final squad for the qualifiers after the preparatory camp to be held in the UAE from the 8th of this month, excluding five players. Fans are hoping that Rahul and Ishan Pandita will be in this squad.
At the same time, the fact is that Rahul and Ishan Pandita, the proud stars of Kerala Blasters, are currently not in their best form. They have not managed to score a single goal in the ISL 2023-24 season. Ishan Pandita signed a contract with Kerala Blasters earlier this season. Rahul KP has been in the Yellow Army since 2020.
India’s 28-man probable squad for matches against Kuwait and Qatar:
Goalkeepers: Amarinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Keith.
Defenders: Akash Mishra, Lalchunknunga, Mehtab Singh, Nikhil Pujari. Rahul Bheke Roshan Navoram Singh, Sandesh Jinkan, Subhasish Bose.
Midfielders: Aniruth Thapa, Brandon Fernandes, Glenn Peter Martins, Lalengmavia, Liston Collazo, Mahesh Singh Navoram, Nandakumar Shekhar, Rohit Kumar, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Udanta Singh
Forwards: Ishan Pandita, Lalinsuala Changte, Man Vir Singh, Rahul KP, Sunil Chhetri, Vikram Pratap Singh.
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