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Indian football coach Igor Stimac announces 35 probables for Intercontinental Cup

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Indian on Tuesday announced a list of 35 probables for the upcoming The team will undergo training at the Arena from June 25.

has been named in the list of 35 probables. The had announced his retirement from international after the conclusion of the AFC Asian Cup, but the has said that he decided to come out of retirement after the called and asked him to return to the ground.

"Stimac has shown his faith in me. It is my turn to repay him. The coach asked me to join the upcoming camp. Honestly, I was taken aback. (Venkatesh Shanmugam) shared all details, and I just can't wait to join the camp," All Football Federation quoted Anas, as saying.

"The respect I earned while playing for the is something which has pushed me to challenge myself again. At the moment, I'm just focussing on the camp, and not thinking about making the cut to the team at all. Whatever comes my way, I'll accept it," he said.

came to the third spot in the recently concluded King's Cup. The team suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Curacao in their first match, but the team bounced back to defeat 1-0 in their next match.

This win against is the first win for Stimac as the coach of the Indian football team.

Referring to Anas, Stimac said that playing for the country is the biggest honour that any sportsperson can receive.

"All our players should consider themselves candidates for the shirt as far as they work hard, and keep playing well for their respective clubs," said Stimac.

"I use this opportunity to pay my regards, and best wishes for the upcoming season to all the players, managers and clubs in the Hero I-League, and the Hero ISL," added Stimac.

Defenders Sarthak Golui, and Narender Gehlot, and midfielders Mandar Rao Desai, Ashique Kuruniyan, and also found their way back into the list of 35 probables.

The list of 35 probables are as follows:

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh,

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Nishu Kumar, Rahul Bheke, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Anas Edathodika, (Jr), Sarthak Golui, Subhasish Bose, Narender Gahlot.

Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Jackichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Anirudh Thapa, Raynier Fernandes, Pronay Halder, Rowllin Borges, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul, Amarjit Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Mandar Rao Desai, Ashique Kuruniyan, Nikhil Poojary,

Forwards: Balwant Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Jobby Justin, Farukh Choudhary, Manvir Singh.

will be held at the in Ahmedabad from July 7-19, 2019. is the defending champions and they will take on on July 7.

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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 15:42 IST