The U-17 lads take on a new journey and will represent the nation at the AFC U-19 Championships.

Luis Norton de Matos, Head Coach of the India U-19 National Team has summoned 29 probables for the preparatory camp being held in the Capital for the forthcoming AFC U-19 Qualifiers to be held in Saudi Arabia early next month.

India who have been clubbed with hosts Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Turkmenistan in Group D play their first match against Saudi Arabia on November 4 followed by matches against Yemen and Turkmenistan on November 6 and 8 respectively.

In a previous article, Khel Now revealed that sources close to the developments said that the U-17 boys will be playing the AFC U-19 championships in Saudi Arabia come the month of November. This tournament will be extremely beneficial for the boys after impressing the crowd in the U-17 World cup, the team would look forward to stepping up their performances in this tournament. Some of the stand-out players from the U-17 side such as Dheeraj Singh, Jeakson Singh, Amarjit KiyamAnwar Ali would love to carry over their current form to really establish a name for themselves in the footballing scene in India. 

The probable list of 29 has players from the AIFF U-19 Academy as well as the Indian U-17 World Cup squad which played in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.


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The contingent will be leaving Delhi on October 25 to Doha where they will be playing a practice match against Qatar U-19 National Team on October 28 before proceeding to Dammam, Saudi Arabia for the AFC U-19 Qualifiers.

Players who’ve been left out are Namit Deshpande, who had a terrific game against Colombia. Also left out are Antony Hendry and Mohd. Shahjahan and Sunny Dhaliwal, players who didn’t play a part at the FIFA U-17 World Cup earlier this month. 

The list of 29 probables in the Camp stay as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Mohammad Nawaz.

DEFENDERS: Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin, Sahil Panwar, Deepak Tangri, Amal Das, Namgyal Bhutia, Asish Rai.

MIDFIELDERS: Suresh Singh, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Amarjit Singh, Abhijit Sarkar, Lalengmawia, Komal Thatal, Jeakson Singh, Nongdamba Naorem, Rahul Kannoly Praveen, Naorem Roshan Singh, Pranjal Bhumij, Abhishek Haldar, Princeton Rebello.

FORWARDS: Aniket Jadhav, Rahim Ali, Lalawampuia, Edmund Lalrindika.