The All-Stars team comprising of the best players from the I-League and the Santosh Trophy who are scheduled to play the Indian national team have been named, with 21 stars finding a place in the squad.
The India men’s football team have already begun their preparations for the upcoming 2023 AFC Asian Cup in Kolkata are set to play two practice games against the All-Stars team from the I-League and Santosh Trophy – with the matches scheduled for the 17th and 20th of May.
Indian Arrows goalkeeping coach, Abhijit Mondal has been named as the head coach of the All-Stars team with 21 players being selected for the two games against the Blue Tigers.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Blue Tigers faced ATK Mohun Bagan, who are preparing for their AFC Cup campaign, in a friendly behind closed doors. The Mariners run out 2-1 winners on the night with Liston Colaco and Kiyan Nassiri scoring for them, while Sunil Chhetri scored for the Indian football team.
Goalkeepers: Bhaskar Roy, Shubham Dhas.
Defenders: Manoj Mohammad, Mohammed Salah, Chungnunga Lal, Lalramchullova, Suresh Meitei, Asheer Akhtar, Gurmukh Singh, Tanmoy Ghosh.
Midfielders: Faisal Ali, Sweden Fernandes, William Pauliankhum, Freddy Lallawmawma, Konsam Phalguni Singh, Maheson Singh, Jijo Joseph, Kabir Nath, Jiteshwor Singh.
Forwards: Ranjeet Singh Pandre, Parthib Sundar Gogoi.