AIFF has announced a 68 member squad for the trials for the inaugural U-22 Asian Cup 2013 qualifiers. The Qualifiers will start from June 23, 2012. The trials will be conducted by AIFF Technical Director Mr. Rob Baan and Head Coach, Youth Development, Mr. Colm Toal. The trials which would kick-off on March 3, and end on March 8 would be held at Pailan World School in Kolkata.
India is in group A along with UAE, Iraq, Oman, Turkmenistan, Lebanon
The bulk of players have been chosen from Pailan Arrows, but other club players are also selected. The no. of players choosen from each clubs are –
Pailan Arrows – 33
Sporting Clube de Goa – 4
East Bengal – 4
Mohun Bagan – 3
Shillong Lajong – 3
Pune FC – 3
HAL – 3
TFA – 3
Prayag United SC – 2
Air India – 2
Chirag United Kerala – 2
Dempo – 2
Mumbai FC – 1
Churchill Brothers – 1
Salgaocar – 1
SESA – 1
The 68-member list squad is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Jagroop Singh (Prayag United SC); Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Jayanta Paul (both Kingfisher East Bengal); Ishan Debnath (Mumbai FC); Ravi Kumar, Sayan Roy (both Pailan Arrows), Soram Poirei Angamba (Shillong Lajong FC).
DEFENDERS: Collin Abranches (Air India), Abhishek Das, Saikat Saha Roy (both Kingfisher East Bengal), Joy Mrong Kharraswai, Ronaldo Zothanzama (both Shillong Lajong); Sourav Chakraborty (McDowells Mohun Bagan); Akashdeep Singh, Bikramjit Singh, Arijeet Singh, Sonu Beniwal, Vishal Kumar, Souvik Ghosh, Deepak Devrani, Prathmesh Maulingkar, Pritam Kotal, Irfan Khan, Chingkhei Yumnam, Jayabrata Dhar, Ravinder Singh, Lalrozama Fanai (all Pailan Arrows); Rollingson Hungyo (Pune FC), Joyner Monte Lourenco (Sporting Clube de Goa), Manpreet, Narayan Das (both TATA Football Academy).
MIDFIELDERS: Usman Ashik (Chirag United Kerala); Lalrindika Ralte (Churchill Brothers SC); Brian Mascarenhas, Romeo Fernandes (both Dempo SC); KSH Malemngangba Meiti, Deepak Prakash (both Hindustan Aeronautics Limited); Souvik Chakraborthy, Manish Bhargav (both McDowells Mohun Bagan); Bikramjit Singh (Sr), Ongnam Milan Singh, Sehnaj Singh, Prabir Das, Tirthankar Sarkar, Shankar S, Yaikhom Randhan Meetei, Simranjeet Singh, Siam Hangal, Pronoy Haldar (all Pailan Arrows); Ganeshan (Pune FC), Snehasis Datta (Prayag United SC), Clifton Dias (Salgaocar SC), Borges Rowllin, Niroshan Mani, Stephene Barreto (all Sporting Clube de Goa); Jonychand Singh (SESA); Shahir S (Chirag United Kerala);
FORWARDS: Manandeep Singh (Air India); Vinod Kumar (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited); Bijendra Rai, Malswamfela, Holicharan Narzary, Alwin George, Pankaj Sona, Rajinder Kumar, Sumit Passi (all Pailan Arrows); Jeje Lalpekhlua (Pune FC); Pritam Singh (Sporting Clube de Goa).