Igor Angulo and Alberto Noguera are the two FC Goa foreigners who have been left out due to AFC’s four foreigners’ rule.

FC Goa have submitted their squad for the upcoming Champions League campaign to the AFC comprising of 28 players. The Gaurs begin their historic maiden voyage into continental club competition on April 14, 2021, when they take on Qatar’s Al-Rayyan.

The team won the AFC Champions League slot this season as a result of their performances in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 season, where they finished at the top of the points table on the league stage.

As per the rules, All clubs are allowed to have no more than four foreign players in their squad. Out of this, one of them must belong to an AFC (Asian Football Federation) member association country. Australian defender James Donachie fulfils that criteria for the Goan outfit.

Forward Igor Angulo and midfielder Alberto Noguera miss out from amongst the club’s foreign contingent that played in the ISL. Meanwhile, Romeo Fernandes makes a comeback to the FC Goa first team for the first time since 2016.

The FC Goa squad sees 4 foreigners being named in the squad in addition to 11 players from the home state, Goa. 

The Gaurs’ squad for the 2021 edition of the AFC Champions League is as follows:

Goalkeepers

Mohammad Nawaz, Naveen Kumar, Shubham Dhas and Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem.

Defenders

Sanson Pereira, Seriton Fernandes, Leander D’Cunha, Iván González (Spain), Mohamed Ali, James Donachie (Australia), Aibanbha Dohling, Saviour Gama and Adil Khan.

Midfielders

Edu Bedia (Spain), Glan Martins, Princeton Rebello, Brandon Fernandes, Phrangki Buam, Redeem Tlang, Makan Winkle Chothe, Alexander Romario Jesuraj, Amarjit Singh Kiyam and Romeo Fernandes.

Forwards

Jorge Ortiz (Spain), Devendra Murgaonkar and Ishan Pandita.

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