U-22 Indian Football Team in pictures

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“I’ve seen many an Indian team in the past across all age-groups. But I admit this is the best Indian team I’ve ever played against. I mean it” - Iraq Coach

“I had my doubts before coming here. But within three weeks I have been proved wrong. Much like the Australians, the Indians are a fighting lot” – Arthur Papas (India U22 coach)

“India aren’t sticking to one formation. They are constantly changing. Sometimes it’s 4-3-2-1; the next moment it’s 4-3-1-2 and then 4-3-3. Such teams are always dangerous” – UAE Coach

In the AFC U-22 Championship qualifiers, Indian football team has shown that they are no pushovers. In a group (Group A) where, every team in ahead of India in FIFA rankings (based on senior team results), India has hold there own and are still in the race for qualification with one match left to play. There has been no match where India had been outplayed or where they didn’t fought or put the opposition in considerable amount of trouble. At the moment, apart from AIFF’s articles, match reports and photos, hardly any other Indian media house has shown interest in giving the team considerable coverage and thus, its hardly any surprise that most fans have not seen many of the team members, or doesn’t know much about them. I had the opportunity of photographing them in few of the practice/I-League matches, here are the photos of each and every member of the squad. Enjoy and spread the photos!

GOALKEEPERS

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Ravi Kumar
Poirei Anganba Soram

 

DEFENDERS

Vishal Kumar Ravindra
Shouvik Ghosh
Pritam Kotal
Prathamesh Maulingkar
Narayan Das
Deepak Devrani
Abhishek Das

 

MIDFIELDERS

George Alwyn
Tirthankar Sarkar
Simranjeet Singh
Shaiju Mon
Romeo Fernandes
Pronay Halder
Ongnam Milan Singh
Ganeshan
Lalrindika Ralte
Deepak Prakash

 

FORWARDS

Jeje Lalpekhlua
Manandeep Singh
Holicharan Narzary

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Rudra Nayan Das has been following football since 1994 world cup. However, his main interest lies in Indian football. He enjoys football tactical analysis, dynamics of fandom, following youth football and joining fan banters. When not following football, Rudra doubles as a biologist. The author can be followed in twitter - http://twitter.com/Rudra_nayan

3 COMMENTS

  1. This is a fantastic bunch of players. They will need to gel well as they’re doing now and surely some of them will be picked up for the senior team for the upcoming Nehru Cup where hopefully, we will give it a good showing.

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