New Delhi: Mercurial striker Bhaichung Bhutia has been included in the 26-member probables for the Asia Cup qualifiers against North Korea on March 24 and 30. Bhutia had missed the SAFF Cup because of injury.
Also included in the list are medio Jo Paul Ancheri and veteran striker I. M. Vijayan. A 28-member list for the Pre-Olympics was also announced by the All India Federation.
Both the camps will begin at Fatorda, Goa from March 9. The fixtures for the NFL will also be revised from the 14th to 22nd rounds.
PROBABLES (Asia Cup)
Naseem Akhtar, Sandip Nandi, Virender Singh; Peter Siddique, Debjit Ghosh, Dipak Mondal, M. Suresh, Arun Malhotra, Selwyn Fernandes, Mahesh Gawli, Alvito D’Cunha, S. Venkatesh, K. Kulothungan, Subhash Chakraborty, Climax Lawrence, Tomba Singh, Jules Alberto, Riston Rodrigues, Jo Paul Anchery, Rennedy Singh, Palash Karmakar, Sameer Naik, Bhaichung Bhutia, I.M. Vijayan, Alex Ambrose, Abhishek Yadav.