Two players along with Sandesh Jhingan added to India's Asian Games's squad

Sunil Chhetri will lead the Indian side in the Asian Games. The Indian Football side will want to put up a good show.

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The Indian Football team is set to receive a massive boost as Sandesh Jhingan will be part of the Indian squad for the Asian Games. The side will be led by captain Sunil Chhetri. This also proves where Jhingan stands on the club vs country debate which has been a hot topic at the moment in Indian football. Chinglensana Singh and Lalchungnunga have been added to the squad as well.


Igor Stimac, who has been very upbeat about the Indian Super League (ISL) clubs releasing their players for national duty, said, "It's a wonderful development that some experienced players have been added to the Asian Games squad, who will certainly help the cause of the team. This issue has made a lot of headlines in Indian Football recently.

We are happy that experienced players will strengthen our squad - Kalyan Chaubey

"I'm thankful to FSDL (ISL organisers) and AIFF for making it happen. Whoever represents India, together we will be honoured to defend the flag." The AIFF will conduct a medical test of Naorem Mahesh Singh before taking a decision to include him in the squad" the national federation informed in a press release.


It is indeed a positive development on the eve of the Asian Games as the reliable pair of Sunil Chhetri and Sandesh Jhingan will be manning two key positions in the Indian attack and defence, respectively, for the continental games. AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey said. Thirteen players from the 22-member side were not let go by their clubs. This included the likes of Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Jhingan.

"We are further happy that some more experienced footballers are there in the squad to strengthen our campaign." Chaubey added. India Football was hamstrung for some time as India's preparations were stalled ahead of the Asian Games. But with things looking much better now, it looks like India Football can look forward to more sunny days.

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