Four under-19 players- Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Rahim Ali and Rahul KP- who represented India in the FIFA under-17 World Cup 2017 have been called by national coach Stephen Constantine for the preparatory camp for the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship.
The national coach stressed that it is important to see whether the youngsters are up to the challenge or not.
"We are always looking down to the age groups to see if these players can make the step up the ladder. I have always put a great deal of importance on the youth and have stuck to the same philosophy. This camp is no different. Quite a few youngsters have been provided with a chance to prove their worth," Constantine said.
"Heading to a tournament with such a young team is going to be a challenge but that's what we want. We want to find out that particular player who can push the extra bit to achieve the desired result, who can take up the extra responsibility to force himself into the team," he added.
The final match is slated to be held on September 15.
The list of 35 probable players is as follow:
Goalkeepers: Vishal Kaith, Toufik Kabir, Kamaljit Singh, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill.
Defenders: Nishu Kumar, Umesh Perambhara, Davinder Singh, Chinglensana Singh Konsham, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Lalruatthara, Subhasish Bose, Jerry Lalrinzuala.
Midfielders: Nikhil Poojary, Isaac Vanmalswama, S Nandha Kumar, Udanta Singh, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Rohit Kumar, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Arjun Jayaraj, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Ashique Kuruniyan, Vignesh D, Rahim Ali.
Forwards: Sumit Passi, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Hitesh Sharma, Alen Deory, Manvir Singh, Kivi Zhimomi, Rahul KP.
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