The Indian Football team also known as the Blue Tigers is in Mumbai for a national camp, as they begin their journey to the south east for international friendlies with Cambodia and Myanmar. First, they play Cambodia in a friendly in Phnom Penh on 22nd March before meeting Myanmar in Yangon on 28th March.
Coach Stephen Constantine has picked up 31 players for this camp being held at the Andheri Sports Complex. Constantine said that he preferred Mumbai for its humid weather which will be similar to the south east asian countries where India will be playing. Though the players will be pushed to the limit as they finish their I league commitments of their respective clubs as they arrive for the camp.
Injury ridden forward Robin Singh who is back to full fitness said that the body language of the players is very positive. He added that Indian football is in a transition phase and all the players are looking forward to the international friendlies.
India last played an international friendly at the Andheri Sports Complex ground against Puerto Rico which they won 4-1. As per the latest FIFA rankings India is placed at 130 where as Myanmar is 183rd and Cambodia is placed at 173.
Bengaluru FC goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya has been also called up at the camp which also has Subrata Paul, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, T P Rehenesh in the list of probables. Looks like Stephen Constantine is boltstering his defence and goal keeping.