23 June 2024
Sunil Chhetri

India is going to face Kuwait in the FIFA World Cup which is set to be played on June 6, 2024. Again, Igor Stimac is the head coach of the Indian football team. As we know this will be the last match of Sunil Chhetri as he is going to retire from the football world. Currently, the Indian players are practicing for the upcoming FIFA World Cup which will happen in Kolkata. Now, the question is raised ho is the part of the Indian team or not? Who is in and who is out? On on the other side, as per the details, this will be the last match of Indian longtime captain Sunil Chhetri. If you want to know the complete information, go through the page and read the full article. Let’s discuss this in detail.

On May 16, 2024, one of the most famous and talented Indian footballers, Sunil Chhetri shared an emotional video on his social media page in which he confirmed his retirement. The emotional news left his fans and followers shocked. However, he will play his last game against Kuwait in Kolkata on June 6, 2024. The Indian coach, Ignor Stimac confirmed that there are a total of 27 players for the FIFA World Cup. Last week, Sunil confirmed his retirement from international football. In addition, the other players Parthib Gogoi and Muhammad Hammad who play the role of defender are no more part of the squad as both are dealing with their injuries. Moreover, the practice is ongoing in Bhubaneswar. In the initial, there were a total of 32 players, and now only 27 for the final FIFA World Cup. The released players are:

  • Jithin MS
  • Muhammad Hammad
  • Imran Khan
  • Parthib Gogoi
  • Phurba Lachenpa

The released players are described as hard-working and passionate. Among the talented players, the competition is too high. On the other side, the main players Muhammad Hammad and Parthib Gogoi are dealing with their injuries. The rest players will move to Kolkata on May 29, 2024, until they are practicing in Bhubaneswar. The Indian squad name is “Blue Tigers” who will play against Kuwait on June 6, 2024. The tournament is going to take place at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan which is located in Kolkata, West Bengal. Here are the top players name with their roles:

Goalkeepers:

  • Amarinder Singh
  • Vishal Kaith
  • Gurpreet Singh Sandu

Defenders:

  • Narender
  • Rahul Bheke
  • Nikhil Poojary
  • Subhasish Bose
  • Mehtab Singh
  • Jay Gupta
  • Lalchungnunga
  • Amey Ranawade
  • Anwar Ali

Midfielders:

  • Nandhakumar Sekar
  • Mahesh Singh Naorem
  • Liston Colaco
  • Sahal Abdul Samad
  • Lallianzuala Chhangte
  • Suresh Singh Wangjam
  • Jeakson Singh Thounaojam
  • Edmund Lalrindika
  • Brandon Fernandes
  • Anirudh Thapa

Forwards:

  • Sunil Chhetri
  • Manvir Sing
  • David Lalhlansanga
  • Vikram Partap Singh
  • Rahim Ali

There are the 27 players who are going to play against Kuwait in Kolkata on June 6, 2024. After this tournament, the Indian squad will move to Qatar for the last two Group A Fixtures on June 11, 2024. If we talk about the present coaching staff of India’s national football team, Igor Štimac is the head coach, Mahesh Gawli and England Trevor Sinclair are assistant coaches, Frano Srdarev is the goalkeeping coach, and Luka Radman is a fitness coach. However, Sunil Chhetri is the captain of the Indian squad. However, he gained worldwide attention after sharing his retirement video on his social media page. He is known as one of the best Indian football players who won several leagues. In addition, Sunil is the third-highest international goalscorer after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. As of now, he is practicing hard to make his last impression last time before retirement. Keep following for more updates.

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