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AIFF shortlist 35 for World Cup qualifiers

January 06, 2004 19:53 IST

The All India Football Federation announced a list of 35 probables for the 2006 World Cup qualifiers in February.

The players will undergo a training camp from January 24 at the Nehru stadium, in Margao, Goa, before the final team for the qualifiers is selected, AIFF general secretary Albert Colaso said in a statement on Tuesday.

India has been placed in Group III along with Japan, Oman and Singapore, whom they play in the opener on February 18.

The probables:

Goalkeepers: Sangram Mukherjee, Sandeep Nady (East Bengal), Naseem Akhtar, Kalyan Chaubey (Mahindra United), Narzary Biligong, Prashanto Dora (Mohun Bagan).

Defenders: Dinesh Mondal, Mahesh Gawali, Debajit Ghosh, M Suresh (East Bengal), S Bharti (Mohammedan Sporting), M Habibur Rahaman (TFA), S Fernandes, V Jose (Vasco).

Midfielders: Tomba Singh, C lawrence, Jatin Bist, Gurjinder Singh (Salgaocar), Renedy Singh (Mohun Bagan), S Naik (Dempo), K Jamil, S Venkatesh, J Singh (Mahindra United), Mangi Singh (TFA), S Chakraborty, Alvito D'Chuna (East Bengal), Joe Paul Ancheri (JCT), Sanghar Hardeep (Churchill).

Forwards: Baichung Bhutia (East Bengal), Ashim Biswas (Mohun Bagan), Abhishek Yadav (Mahindra United), I Ahmed (Dempo), S K Sanjeeb (Mohammedan Sporting), V Periyar (TFA), F Mascharenas (Salgaocar).

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