International Friendly: India face Palestine in Kochi

India vs PalestineFIFA International Friendly
6th February 2013
6:30 PM IST
Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi, Kerala
Live on Ten Action Plus and 24 Ghanta

The stage is all set for a cracking game of football when Team India takes on the visiting Palestine team in FIFA International Friendly at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on wednesday, 6th February 2013. Much to the delight of the fans, the Blue Tigers now boasts of some experienced yet fresh faces who have impressed for their respective clubs in the i-League. While the teams are ready, one just can't wait to see how the crowd erupts to see the Blue Tigers in action in the football crazy state of Kerala.
Wim Koevermans makes a point or two to his boys at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, Kerala. Picture courtesy:

While the top most name making numerous rounds among the fans has to be Izumi Arata's inclusion in the Indian Team after acquiring Indian Passport and making himself eligible for selection, players like Vineeth CK(Prayag United), Lalkamal Bhowmik(Prayag United), Mehtab Hussain(East Bengal) offer a lot of reason for excitement. While the midfield looks very strong there are huge amount of concerns in defense and in attack, especially finding the striking partner for Sporting Lisbon "B" forward Sunil Chhetri. 

The squads:
Team India

Subrata Pal, Sandip Nandy, Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Nirmal Chhetri, Gouramangi Singh, Shouvik Ghosh, Syed Rahim Nabi, Gurjinder Kumar, Raju Gaikwad, Denzil Franco; Lenny Rodrigues, Lalkamal Bhowmick, Arata Izumi, Mehtab Hossain, Francis Fernandes, Joaquim Abranches, Alwyn George, Jewel Raja, Clifford Miranda, C.K. Vineeth; Sunil Chhetri, Manandeep Singh and Sushil Kumar Singh.

Team Palestine

Tawfiq Abuhammad, Mohammed Shabhir, Raed Fares, Nadim Baraghtha, Khader Abu Hammad, Iyad Gharqoud, Mousa Abu Jazar, Abdal Latif Albahdari, Khaled Mahdi, Mali Kaware, Ashraf Alfaawaghra, Husam Abusah, Mahmoud Shaikhqasem, Khaled Salem. Abdalrahim Kabiya, Abdul Hamid Abu Habib and Ahmed Salama.

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