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Bayern names first team players for Bhutia farewell match

December 28, 2011 17:35 IST

Top German football club Bayern Munich, on Wednesday, announced a 24-member squad for the Bhaichung Bhutia farewell exhibition match against India XI, in New Delhi, on January 10 with all the first team players being named.

German World Cup captain Philip Lahm, who will lead the Bayern side, 20110 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot winner Thomas Muller, star striker Mario Gomez, midfield general Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Bastian Schweinsteiger were among the 24 players named.

All the 24 players named were in the Bayern Munich side playing in the current Bundesliga season.

Meanwhile, Indian football coach Savio Medeira named a 23-member squad for the exhibition match to be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The team, to be led by Bhaichung, will miss the services of striker Sunil Chhetri as he is recovering from an ankle injury.

Defender Mahesh Gawli, who on Monday, announced retirement from international football, was not named in the squad, just like his Dempo team-mate Anthony Pereira.

Winger Steven Dias, who was carrying a niggle during the SAFF Championships here earlier this month, was also omitted.

The Squads:
FC Bayern Munich: Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Jorg Butt, Maximilian Riedmuller, Rouven Sattelmaier;
Defenders: Holger Badstuber, Jerome Boateng, Breno Borges, Diego Contento, Philipp Lahm, Daniel Van Buyten, Marcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza (Rafinha);
Midfielders: Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Takashi Usami, Danijel Pranjic, Luiz Gustavo, David Alaba, Toni Kroos, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk;
Forwards: Mario Gomez, Thomas Muller, Nils Petersen, Ivica Olic;
India XI: Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh, Subhasish Roychowdhury, Felix;
Defenders: Jaspal Singh, Sameer Naik, Gouramangi Singh, Govin Singh, Nirmal Chhetri, Syed Rahim Nabi, Adil Khan, Gurjinder Singh;
Midfielders: Reisangmi Vashum, Jewel Raja Shaikh, Climax Lawrence, Rakesh Masih, Baldeep Singh, Clifford Miranda, Lalrindika Ralte, Rocus Lamare;
Forwards: Jeje Lalpeklua, Bhaichung Bhutia, Sushil Singh, CS Sabeeth.

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