Indian captain Sunil Chhetri is among the five seniors picked by national football coach Wim Koevermans for the Incheon Asian Games where the rest of the squad would comprise under-23 players.
The Games in Incheon are scheduled from September 19 to October 4 this year.
“The five senior Players -- Sunil Chhetri, Francis Fernandes, Robin Singh, Balwant Singh and Victorino Fernandes would be a part of a Preparatory Camp from where the final squad would be selected later,” the All India Football Federation said in a statement.
However, as per the rules of the Asian Games, only three among the five senior players would be a 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.