The team will leave for Tajikistan on the 9th of August and will have 4 days to get conditioned to the local environment. Tajikistan are ranked 106 which is 40 rungs above India in the FIFA Rankings.
The 20 member squad will return on the 16th of August to Bangalore where a preparatory camp will be held for the SAFF Championship 2013. A few more players who are not part of the squad will be added to the SAFF Championship 2013 preparatory camp.
The 20-member squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh, Sandip Nandy, Subhasish Roychowdhury
Defenders: Nirmal Chhetri, Denzil FRanco, Gouramangi Singh, Raju Gaekwad, Gurjinder Kumar
Midfielders: Mehtab Hossain, Lalrindika Ralte, Arata Izumi, Lenny Rodriguez, Jewel Raja, Francis Fernandes, Shylo Malsawmtulunga, Clifford Miranda
Strikers: Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh, Dawson Fernandes