Chhetri in probables

India’s new national coach Wim Koevermans has named his list of 27 probables for the Nehru Cup football tournament which kicks-off at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from August 22.

Star striker Sunil Chhetri, who is currently playing for Portuguese Club Sporting Lisbon, is the only player who hasn’t joined the ongoing training camp in Bangalore. He, however, has given the All Indian Football Federation a written assurance about his availability in the camp from August 12.  

Koevermans said he had a detailed discussion with Chhetri. "I'm happy that we got confirmation from his club on his release on August 12, and that will give us enough time to work with the player to prepare ourselves for the Nehru Cup." Koevermans will be selecting the final 20-member squad ahead of the Nehru Cup.

The squad: Goalkeepers: Subrata Pal, Subhasish Roychowdhury, Karanjeet Singh. Defenders: Nirmal Chhetri, Denzil Franco, Gouramangi Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Raju Gaikwad, Khelemba Meitei, Syed Rahim Nabi, Mohan Raj. Midfielders: Mehtab Hossain, Rocus Lamare, Milan Singh, Baldeep Singh, Jewel Raja, Francis Fernandes, Alwyn George, Anthony Pereira, Gilbert Oliviera, Sanju Pradhan, Clifford Miranda, Joaquim Abranches. Forwards: Robin Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Manandeep Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua.

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