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Koevermans names 20 for Yemen friendly

November 07, 2012 17:01 IST

National football coach Wim Koevermans named a 20-man squad for the international friendly against Yemen, scheduled to played in Guwahati on November 14.

Maintaining that the match is very important for India, Koevermans, under whom India had won the Nehru Cup in September, said, "We need to assess ourselves. We need more such matches."

Sunil Chhetri, who captained India in the Nehru Cup, added: "Unless you play international friendlies you cannot gauge where you stand. We stay grateful to AIFF for arranging two international friendlies in two months.

"It was a great feeling to have played in Guwahati in front of a full house in an international friendly against Malaysia last year. The passion for the sport in the state stays unparallel and we expect another full house cheering for us against Yemen."

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Subrata Pal, Subhasish Roychowdhury, Karanjeet Singh.

Defenders: Nirmal Chhetri, Denzil Franco, Gouramangi Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Shouvik Gosh, Syed Rahim Nabi.

Midfielders: Lenny Rodrigues, Mehtab Hossain, Jewel Raja, Francis Fernandes, Alwyn George, Anthony Pereira, Sanju Pradhan, Clifford Miranda.

Forwards: Robin Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Manandeep Singh.

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