AFC u23 Asian Cup Qualifiers – Mohammed Nemil, Anwar Ali fail to make 28-man probable list

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AIFF has named a 28-man probable list of the u23 players who could make the final squad for the AFC u23 Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers. While the likes of the established Dheeraj Singh and Suresh Wangjam made the list, many new faces also appeared. Some massively talented prodigies like Muhammed Nemil, Emil Benny, and Anwar Ali were omitted.

Here is the complete list –

Goalkeepers – Dheeraj Singh, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Prateek Kumar Singh, Mohammad Nawaz

Defenders – Narender Gahlot, Bikas Yumnam, Alex Saji, Ruivah Hormipam, Halen Nongtdu, Asish Rai, Sumit Rathi, Akash Mishra, Sahil Panwar

Midfielders – Sheikh Sahil, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Lalengmawia, Jeakson Singh, Deepak Tangri, Rahul KP, Komal Thatal, Nikhil Raj, Bryce Bryan Miranda, Princeton Rebello

Forwards – Vikram Pratap Singh, Rahim Ali, Rohit Danu, Aniket Jadhav

India will face host nation UAE, Oman, and Kyrgyzstan in their qualifying group. The Blue Tigers kick off their campaign on 27th October against Kyrgyzstan. The final tournament will be held in Uzbekistan between 1st to 19th June 2022.

23 of the 28 men will make the final squad for the qualifiers.

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  1. Why Makan and Nemil are not selected. To me, there is a politics and selection team hasn’t done properly basing on their skills and talents. No wonder, Indian team always in the bottom line in international matches. You must start changing your paradigm of selection. Select without bias. Select the players who will bring joy and successful for the Nation.

  2. Last few games of Makan and Nemil in Duran Cup, you saw extraordinary performances of these kids. Makan assist several passes and two were materialized into the nets. Makan attempted few times. Passes accurately for the strikers to play the ball easily. Nemil scored goals and one of them was a heading passed by Makan. Whatelse the selectors has to wait for these kids to proof for their entry into the national U23 squad. Selection must be done wihout bias.


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