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Constantine calls 4 U-17 World Cup players for SAFF Championship camp

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has called up four U-17 players for the preparatory camp.

These four U-19 players represented in the U-17 last year.

The four players -- Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Suresh Singh Wangjam, and Rahul K P -- all of whom are part of AIFF's developmental team Indian Arrows -- will be reporting to the Camp in from July 28 onwards, along with 30 others.

Among the others, 29 are current U-23 players with being the sole (above 23) named in the list of 34 probables.

India, the defending champions, have been clubbed in Group B along with and and play their first match against in (venue not yet announced) on September 6.

The final is slated for September 15.

Constantine stressed it's 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," he added.

"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 who can push the extra bit to achieve the desired result, who can take up the extra responsibility to force himself into the team."

The list of 34 probables stay as follows:


GOALKEEPERS: Vishal Kaith, Toufik Kabir, Kamaljit Singh, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill.

DEFENDERS: Nishu Kumar, Umesh Perambhara, Davinder Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Lalruatthara, Subhasish Bose,

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,

FORWARDS: Sumit Passi, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Hitesh Sharma, Alen Deory, Manvir Singh, Zhimomi, Rahul KP.

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First Published: Mon, July 16 2018. 16:55 IST
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