Monday, January 15, 2007

India selects squad of 31 for U-23 Olympic camp

The All India Football Federation has announced a 31 player Olympic U-23 probables camp that will take place in Calcutta from 21 January to 5 February 2007 under the supervision of Team India coach Bob Houghton. India is scheduled to play Myanmar on a home-and-away basis with the winner to play in the Asian qualifying tournament for the Olympic football tournament. India's men's team is ranked 157 by FIFA.

India U-23 Squad:

Goalkeepers: Subhashish Roy Chowdhury (Mahindra United), Subrata Pal (Mohun Bagan AC), Arindam Bhattacharya (Churchill Brothers SC), Nicolas (SAI, Bangalore). Defenders: Anupam Sarkar, Debabrata Roy, Gurjinder Singh (all East Bengal Club), Nanjangud Shivananju Manju (Mahindra United), Dhanraj Ravanan (Mohun Bagan AC), Sunil Kumar Chetri (JCT FC), Habibur Rehman Mondal (Mohammedan Sporting Club), Rakesh Masih (Tata Football Academy). Midfielders: Mehtab Hussain, Subhas Chakraborty (both Mohun Bagan AC), Chitrasen Chandam Singh, Praveen Rawat (both Churchill Brothers SC), Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh (Sporting Clube de Goa), Jerry Zirsanga (Dempo SC), Rocus Lamare (Salgaocar SC), Bulu Zigdung (Assam Rifles). Forwards: Vimal Pariyar, Syed Rahim Nabi (both East Bengal Club), Surajit Bose, Sushil Kumar Singh (both Mohun Bagan AC), Manjit Singh (Mahindra United), Joaquim Abranches (Dempo SC), Vanlal Rova (Churchill Brothers SC), Branco Vincent Cardozo (Tata Football Academy), Marlanki Suting (Lajong SC, Meghalaya), Reubin D'Souza (Central Railway, Mumbai), Tarif Ahmed (ONGC, Mumbai)

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