Intercontinental Cup squad analysis

The intercontinental cup, four teams prestigious football tournament, will take place from 9th to 18th June this year in Bhubaneswar. It is a platform where teams from diverse backgrounds converge to compete for the ultimate glory. In this article, I will delve into the analysis of the Indian intercontinental cup squad, dissecting the strengths and weaknesses, and key players of the Indian squad.

27 member squad of team India

As head coach Igor Stimach announced here is the 27 member squad for the Intercontinental cup

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh and Phurba Lachenpa Tempa.

Defenders: Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali, Akash Mishra, Mehtab Singh and Rahul Bheke.

Midfielders: Liston Colaco, Ashique Kuruniyan, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Rohit Kumar. Udanta Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Jeakson Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Lalengmawia Ralte, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rowllin Borges and Nandha Kumar.

Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Rahim Ali and Ishan Pandita.

Key Players in InterContinental Cup

  1. Sunil Chhetri: Sunil is like an old wine; he is still delivering on the big stages and will obviously play the most important role in leading and dominating the blues. This prolific striker scored 85 goals in international games, and I hope he will also deliver for his team this time.

  1. Liston Colaco: India’s best winger is always ready to deliver for his team, and he is a different breed in the blues; the winger had a bad season for the Mariners in Hero ISL, but he showed a spark in Super Cup and promised for a potential comeback. He will obviously play one of the key roles for Stimach.

  1. Apulia: This versatile midfielder is the key in the midfield; his vision and technical sense will help the team dominate the midfield and help team India succeed.

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All the teams will use their powerhouse, which will be a battle of the different visions, philosophies, and styles. Though as I have analyzed above, we can see the strength and weaknesses.
Indian midfield will make the difference, but the defense should be solid and without errors. While other teams will show the prowess of their attacking strength.
As the Intercontinental Cup unfolds, we anticipate witnessing the team’s performance as they strive to etch their name in footballing history.

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