Raju Gaikwad to Lead Pre-Olympic Side

New Delhi, June 16 (PTI) Defender Raju Gaikwad has been named captain for Indian football team's pre-Olympic qualifier against Qatar.

India play Qatar on June 19 at the Al Sadd Stadium in Doha and at the Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune on June 23.

The under-23 Indian squad underwent a short preparatory camp in Pune ahead of the qualifiers.

While admitting that a tough challenge awaits them, coach Desmond Bulpin expressed confidence of a good showing from his wards.

"I am not saying we will win, but can win. It's a tough task, no doubt," he had said.

The middle-east nation is ranked 92, 52 places above India in FIFA rankinfs.


Goalkeepers: Laxmikant Kattimani (Dempo SC), Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Indian Arrows).

Defenders: Raju Eknath Gaikwad (Capt.), Deepak Devrani, Abhishek Das (all Indian Arrows); Arnab Mondal (Chirag United), Saba Saleel (ONGC).

Midfielders: Jewel Raja Sheikh, Shilton Sydney D?Silva, Kh.


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