We've specific plans for Qatar: Bulpin

We've specific plans for Qatar: Bulpin

The Indian team did well in the first round of qualifiers against Myanmar, but against World No 92 Qatar, whose last Olympic appearance was in 1992, it will be tough.

The Englishman is confident that India will have their chances in the two matches and need to cash in on them.

Asked whether his boys have a realistic chance of winning the second round against Qatar, Bulpin said: “Why not? It’s a football match after all. There’s no doubting they (Qatar) are more technically equipped and an advanced footballing nation than us. So they will try to dominate. But I’m sure we will have our chances too. We are working on our set-pieces and have specific plans which I can’t divulge at the moment.”

India play Qatar Sunday at the Al Sadd Stadium in Doha and the return leg will held at Pune’s Balewadi Sports Complex, June 23.

Squad: Goalkeepers: Laxmikant Kattimani (Dempo SC), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Indian Arrows).

Defenders: Raju Gaikwad (capt), Deepak Devrani, Abhishek Das (all Indian Arrows), Arnab Mondal (Chirag United), Saba Saleel (ONGC).

Midfielders: Jewel Raja, Shilton D’Silva, Jibon Singh, Lalrindika Ralte (all Indian Arrows), Gurjinder Kumar (Pune FC), Snehasis Chakraborthy (Mohun Bagan), Anthony Barbosa (Salgaocar SC), Zakir Mundampara (Churchill Brothers).

Forwards: Jeje Lalpekhlua, Manandeep Singh (both Indian Arrows), CS Sabeeth (Viva Kerala).

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