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Chetri gets a call-up

Calcutta: India captain Sunil Chetri is among the five seniors picked by national football coach Wim Koevermans for the Incheon Asian Games squad where the rest of the side would comprise under-23 players.

The Asian Games in Incheon are scheduled to be held from September 19 to October 4 this year.

“The five senior players —Sunil Chetri, Francis Fernandes, Robin Singh, Balwant Singh and Victorino Fernandes — would be part of a preparatory camp from where the final squad would be selected later,” the All India Football Federation said in a statement on Monday.

However, as per the rules of the Asian Games, only three among the five senior players would be part of India’s squad for the mega event with the rest of the squad comprising U-23 players.

Scott O’Donell, the technical director, AIFF academies, also the director, coach education, would be assisting Koevermans during the Asian Games.