Indian senior men’s team head coach Igor Stimac, on Saturday, named a 23-member squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Round 2 Qualifier against Qatar on June 11.

The Blue Tigers will travel to Doha from Kolkata on Saturday evening. They will take on the two-time Asian champion Qatar in their last Group A match at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.

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After being held 0-0 by Kuwait on Thursday in Sunil Chhetri’s farewell match, India remains in the second spot with five points with a goal difference of -3. Afghanistan also played out a 0-0 draw with Qatar and maintained third spot with a goal difference of -10. Kuwait is still bottom of the pile with four points. With Qatar already having booked their spot in the third round, all the other three teams remain in contention for the second and final berth.

India’s 23-member squad for the FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Qatar

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith

Defenders: Anwar Ali, Jay Gupta, Mehtab Singh, Narender, Nikhil Poojary, Rahul Bheke

Midfielders: Anirudh Thapa, Brandon Fernandes, Edmund Lalrindika, Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Liston Colaco, Mahesh Singh Naorem, Nandhakumar Sekar, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam

Forwards: Manvir Singh, Rahim Ali, Vikram Partap Singh, David Lalhlansanga