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2 new faces in Indian squad

Calcutta: Under-17 forward Sutang Marlanki and midfielder Rocus Lamare have been included in the Indian squad for the final round of the Asian Under-20 Championship to be played in Qatar next month.

Marlanki and Lamare stood out in the recent Asian Under-17 Championship in Abu Dhabi, where India lost to eventual champions South Korea in the quarter finals.

Goalkeeper Satish Kumar was named captain of the 20-member squad announced Friday. Satish had led the team in the qualifiers as well.

The squad leaves for Uzbekistan on October 1 to play two warm-up matches before reaching Qatar. India play Bangladesh on October 16, Japan on October 19 and Saudi Arabia on October 22.

THE SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Satish Kumar (captain), Imran Khan, Milagrio Medeira. Defenders: Palash Karmakar, Prashant Jaggi, Amandeep Singh, Shibamani, Raju Singh, Manas Das. Midfielders: Rocus Lamare, Bungo Singh, S. Malswamtluanga, Subhas Chakraborty, N.P. Pradeep, Bhuvan Joshi. Forwards: Rahim Nabi, Samson Singh, Dirjob Masahari, Ashim Biswas, Sutang Marlanki. Chief coach: Islam Akhmedov.

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