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Subrata Paul dropped from Indian football squad

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's most-capped was today dropped from the 32-member national probable list for the forthcoming 2019 qualifying match against Kyrgyz Republic.

The 31-year-old Paul, who has been a part of multiple Nehru Cup triumphs and the AFC Challenge Cup win in 2009, which helped qualify for the Asian Cup after a gap 27 years, did not figure in the list compiled by

Skipper Sunil Chhetri's name is also not in the list due to double bookings in India's last international.

The players will undergo a preparatory camp in ahead of the March 27 match against Kyrgyz Republic at the in Bishkek.

Paul had last year earned a massive reprieve after the (NADA) revoked his provisional suspension, letting him off with a warning with regards to violation of anti-doping rule.

Paul was India's during their three successive title triumphs under English - the Nehru Cups of 2007 and 2009, and the AFC Challenge Cup in 2008 - and he also kept goal for in all the matches at the in in 2011, making 35 saves in all matches, including 16 in a 4-1 defeat to Korea, which earned him a nickname of 'Indian Spiderman' from


Paul is also the first Indian to sign for a foreign club, having signed up with FC Vestsjaelland of in January 2014, and has also represented Kolkata's big two clubs, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, besides a long stint with Pune FC.

He has played for City FC and NorthEast United and in the (ISL) , and represented DSK Shivajians for the previous couple of seasons of the

The list of probables is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Kaith, Amrinder Singh, Rehenesh TP

DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Lalruatthara, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Subhasish Bose.

MIDFIELDERS: Jackichand Singh, Udanta Singh, Seityasen Singh, Dhanapal Ghanesh, Anirudh Thapa, Germanpreet Singh, Rowllin Borges, Md. Rafique, Cavin Lobo, Bikash Jairu, Halicharan Narzary.

FORWARDS: Hitesh Sharma, Balwant Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Seminlen Doungel, Alen Deory, Manvir Singh,

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 16:00 IST
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