The AIFF had announced 44 probables but on Saturday pruned down the squad to 23, leaving out the players mostly from the Indian Arrows I-League side.
Those from the Olympic qualifiers team which made it to the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers include Indian Arrows captain Raju Gaekwad and his club-mates Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Shilton D’Silva, Jewel Sheikh Raja, Jeje Lalpekhulua and Viva Kerala player CS Sabeeth.
Bob Houghton, whose contract the AIFF want to terminate for his alleged derogatory remarks against Indian football, will coach the side.
The squad: Goalkeepers: Arindam Bhattacharya, Subrata Pal, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. Defenders: Anwar, Nirmal Chhetri, Denzil Franco, Raju Gaekwad, NS Manju, Nalappan Mohanraj, Syed Rahim Nabi, Gouramangi Moirangthem, Govin Moirangthem.
Midfielders: Joaquim Abranches, Shilton D’Silva, Steven Dias, Rakesh Masih, Jewel Sheikh Raja, Baldeep Singh, Jagpreet Singh. Strikers: Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhulua, CS Sabeeth, Sushil Kumar Singh.