The Pakistan U-23 Team will be playing their Indian counterparts in two friendlies in August as they prepare for the 2014 Asian Games.
According to an update from the AIFF Media cell, the games will take place at Bangalore Football Stadium, Bangalore on August 17 and August 20.
Pakistan lost to India narrowly in a 1-0 defeat in last year’s SAFF Championship, where an own-goal from captain Samar Ishaq tipped scales in India’s favour.
While India have gone with three senior players Sunil Chhetri, Francis Fernandes and Robin Singh, Pakistan as of now, only have Mohammad Ahmed (WAPDA) as their overage player despite having three overage slots in the U-23 Asian games event.
Probables: Goalkeepers: Saqib Hanif, Tanvir Mumtaz (both KRL), Muzammil Hussain (WAPDA), Ghazanfar Yasin (PAF), Shehroz (Navy), Usman Khan, Mohammad Omar (both NBP), Ihsanullah (HBL). Defenders: Ahsanullah, Salman Ahmed (both KRL), Mohammad Bilal, Mohammad Ahmed, Rashid Noor (WAPDA), Mohammad Sohail (PAF), Naveed Ahmed, Mohsin Ali (Navy), Faisal Iqbal (NBP), Amjad (HEC). Midfielders: Saddam Hussain, Bilawal-ur-Rehman, Mehmood Khan (KRL), Izharullah, Ashfaquddin (KPT), Sher Mohammad, Sher Ali (NBP), Mustafa, Umair Ali (HEC), Mohammad Riaz (K-Electric). Strikers: Naveed (WAPDA), Mohammad Zeeshan (NBP), Abdul Salam (SSGC). Officials: Mohammed Shamlan (coach), Kamran Mehdi (manager and physiotherapist), Hasan Baloch, Tanvir Ahmed (both assistant coaches), Aslam Khan (goalkeeping coach), Asghar Anjum (assistant manager), Farooq Jamal (masseur), Shams Pervez (ground coordinator).
GOALKEEPERS: Amrinder Singh (Pune FC), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Unattached), Ravi Kumar (Sporting Clube), Kamaljit Singh (India U-19)
DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Shouvik Ghosh (both Mohun Bagan), Keenan Almeida , Deepak Devrani, Joyner Lourenco (all Sporting Clube), Shankar Sampingiraj (Bengaluru FC), Sandesh Jhingan (IMG-Reliance), Sanjay Balmuchu (Churchill Brothers), Salam Singh (Pune FC), Narayan Das (Dempo)
MIDFIELDERS: Pronoy Halder, Alwyn George (both Dempo) Rowlin Borges (Sporting Clube), Clifton Dias (Salgaocar), Siam Hangal (Bengaluru FC), Lalrindika Ralte (East Bengal), Dhanpal Ganesh (Pune FC), Milan Singh (Shillong Lajong)
FORWARDS: Francis Fernandes (Senior Player, Salgaocar), Romeo Fernandez, Mandar Rao Desai (both Dempo) Seiminlen Doungel (Shillong Lajong), Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh (Senior Players, Bengaluru FC), Thongkhosiem Haokip (Pune FC, Alesh Sawant (Churchill Brothers)