India u19 squad for China tour

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India u19 chinaNEW DELHI: The Indian National U-19 Team will be travelling to Shanghai to play a couple of International Practice Matches against Chinese U-19 National Team.

The India U-19 boys presently training at the Elite Academy in Goa under Colm Joseph Toal will play their Chinese counterparts on August 17 and August 19 respectively.

The Exposure Tour arranged by All India Football Federation is keeping in mind the U-19 AFC Qualifiers which will be held in Doha in the first week of October. The nucleus of the squad had represented India in the Final Phase of the AFC U-16 Competition in Tehran in 2012 where the Indian colts came agonisingly close to a Quarterfinal berth. The top-four of the Competition eventually earned a ticket to the U-17 World Cup.

Besides, the U-19 boys would also be playing a Match against a U-19 Shanghai U-19 City Team. The 26-member Squad leaves for Shanghai on August 5 (Monday).

The 26-member Squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Chinmaya Shekhar Behera, Kamaljit Singh, Vishal Kaith

Defenders: Gurba Gagrai, Nim Dorjee Tamang, Pawan Kumar, Sajid Mohd. Dhot, Soraisam Pritam Kumar Singh, Raja Rawat, Rupert Lamlang Nongrom, Chinglensana Singh Konsham

Midfielders: Souvik Das, Joseph Lalfakzuala, Germanpreet Singh, Sumit Ghosh, Lalramzauva Khiangte, Zodingliana, Isaac Vanmalsawma Chhakchhuak, Jacob Lalrawngbawla, Lalrempuia Fanai, Ningthoujam Bidyananda Singh.

Forwards: Kumam Udanta Singh, SK Faiz, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Naro Hari Shreshtha, Shaiborlang Kharpan.

Head Coach: Colm Joseph Toal, Senior Assistant Coach: Fransisco Jose Bruto Da Costa, Assistant Coach:Bitan Singh Ngangkham, Goalkeeper Coach: Hameed Kallinggalpeedikayil Khadar, Physio: Babu Sampath, Team Manager: Rahul Parashar.

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