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The Bob squad: Final 23



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SUBRATA PAUL Age: 24 I Matches played: 41 Club: Pune FC The first name to be ticked on coach Bob Houghton's list, Paul stands head and shoulders above the rest. Only player to have started in all of India's friendlies.

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SUBRATA PAUL Age: 24 I Matches played: 41 Club: Pune FC The first name to be ticked on coach Bob Houghton's list, Paul stands head and shoulders above the rest. Only player to have started in all of India's friendlies.

SUBHASISH R CHOUDHURY Age: 24 I Matches played: 5 Club: Dempo SC India's No. 2 goalkeeper, Subhashish has been in and out of the team. A quick learner, the goalkeeper will be needed only if Paul is hit by injury.

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SUBHASISH R CHOUDHURY Age: 24 I Matches played: 5 Club: Dempo SC India's No. 2 goalkeeper, Subhashish has been in and out of the team. A quick learner, the goalkeeper will be needed only if Paul is hit by injury.

GURPREET SINGH SANDHU Age: 18 I Matches played: 6 Club: AIFF XI A last-minute replacement for the injured Arindam, Gurpreet is unlikely to make the final XI for any of the league games. Kept goal for India at the SAFF Cup.

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GURPREET SINGH SANDHU Age: 18 I Matches played: 6 Club: AIFF XI A last-minute replacement for the injured Arindam, Gurpreet is unlikely to make the final XI for any of the league games. Kept goal for India at the SAFF Cup.

NS MANJU Age: 23 I Matches played: 39 Club: Unattached Termed 'chicken' within the team and was reportedly reprimanded by Houghton. Has come of age and provides the team with a strong option at the back.

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NS MANJU Age: 23 I Matches played: 39 Club: Unattached Termed 'chicken' within the team and was reportedly reprimanded by Houghton. Has come of age and provides the team with a strong option at the back.

MAHESH GAWLI Age: 30 I Matches played: 73 Club: Dempo Gawli lost his place in the starting lineup. But Houghton used him in the friendlies, chiefly on the left wing due to injury to regular Samir Naik.

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MAHESH GAWLI Age: 30 I Matches played: 73 Club: Dempo Gawli lost his place in the starting lineup. But Houghton used him in the friendlies, chiefly on the left wing due to injury to regular Samir Naik.

GOURAMANGI SINGH Age: 24 I Matches played: 47 Club: Churchill Bros Gouramangi is a permanent fixture in defence. Not deemed fit for the position a couple of years ago, the Manipur lad has adapted well since.

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GOURAMANGI SINGH Age: 24 I Matches played: 47 Club: Churchill Bros Gouramangi is a permanent fixture in defence. Not deemed fit for the position a couple of years ago, the Manipur lad has adapted well since.

RAKESH MASIH Age: 23 I Matches played: 11 Club: Mohun Bagan Started off as central midfielder, but his height, robust build and youthfulness gives coaches the liberty to use him even in central defence.

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RAKESH MASIH Age: 23 I Matches played: 11 Club: Mohun Bagan Started off as central midfielder, but his height, robust build and youthfulness gives coaches the liberty to use him even in central defence.

<b>ANWAR ALI </b><br><br><b>Age: 26 I Matches played: 26 </b><br><br><b>Club: Dempo </b><br><br>Houghton prefers him ahead of Mahesh Gawli. Has the heart of a defender and should be the first choice to partner Gouramangi in central defence.

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ANWAR ALI

Age: 26 I Matches played: 26

Club: Dempo

Houghton prefers him ahead of Mahesh Gawli. Has the heart of a defender and should be the first choice to partner Gouramangi in central defence.

<b>SURKUMAR SINGH </b><br><br><b>Age: 27 I Matches played: 55 </b><br><br><b>Club: East Bengal </b><br><br>His pace and power on the right was his forte. While pace has slackened and shooting power is nothing to crow about, Surkumar will be closely watched.

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SURKUMAR SINGH

Age: 27 I Matches played: 55

Club: East Bengal

His pace and power on the right was his forte. While pace has slackened and shooting power is nothing to crow about, Surkumar will be closely watched.

<b>DEEPAK MONDAL </b><br><br><b>Age: 31 I Matches played: 60 </b><br><br><b>Club: Unattached </b><br><br>Despite being in the twilight of his career, Houghton relies on the old warhorse to keep rival strikers at bay. Whether he can do that in Qatar remains to be seen.

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DEEPAK MONDAL

Age: 31 I Matches played: 60

Club: Unattached

Despite being in the twilight of his career, Houghton relies on the old warhorse to keep rival strikers at bay. Whether he can do that in Qatar remains to be seen.

<b>GOVIN SINGH </b><br><br><b>Age: 22 I Matches played: 17 </b><br><br><b>Club: East Bengal </b><br><br>One of the few youngsters to have been blooded by Houghton, young Govin is brimming with confidence. Has shown enough guts to stay on.

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GOVIN SINGH

Age: 22 I Matches played: 17

Club: East Bengal

One of the few youngsters to have been blooded by Houghton, young Govin is brimming with confidence. Has shown enough guts to stay on.

<b>STEVEN DIAS </b><br><br><b>Age: 30 I Matches played: 73 </b><br><br><b>Club: Churchill </b><br><br>His crosses are something for the strikers to die for. A firstteam regular for a while now, Steven will provide the ammunition for the strikers to fire.

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STEVEN DIAS

Age: 30 I Matches played: 73

Club: Churchill

His crosses are something for the strikers to die for. A firstteam regular for a while now, Steven will provide the ammunition for the strikers to fire.

<b>NP PRADEEP </b><br><br><b>Age: 27 I Matches played: 48 </b><br><br><b>Club: Unattached </b><br><br>A surefire starter, Pradeep has been beset by injuries. But, the attacking midfielder, with a nose for the crucial goal, knows the big stage when he sees one.

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NP PRADEEP

Age: 27 I Matches played: 48

Club: Unattached

A surefire starter, Pradeep has been beset by injuries. But, the attacking midfielder, with a nose for the crucial goal, knows the big stage when he sees one.

<b>CLIMAX LAWRENCE </b><br><br><b>Age: 31 I Matches played: 66 </b><br><br><b>Club: Dempo </b><br><br>India's best in central midfield, Climax is the cog around which the team revolves. Quiet, unassuming, Climax will pull the strings for the rest to follow.

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CLIMAX LAWRENCE

Age: 31 I Matches played: 66

Club: Dempo

India's best in central midfield, Climax is the cog around which the team revolves. Quiet, unassuming, Climax will pull the strings for the rest to follow.

<b>CLIFFORD MIRANDA </b><br><br><b>Age: 29 I Matches played: 20 </b><br><br><b>Club: Dempo </b><br><br>With injury ruling Anthony Pereira out, Clifford is the best bet on the left wing. A natural, Clifford has the pace and an angular drive that has left many bedazzled.

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CLIFFORD MIRANDA

Age: 29 I Matches played: 20

Club: Dempo

With injury ruling Anthony Pereira out, Clifford is the best bet on the left wing. A natural, Clifford has the pace and an angular drive that has left many bedazzled.

<b>MEHRAJUDDIN WADOO </b><br><br><b>Age: 26 I Matches played: 27 </b><br><br><b>Club: East Bengal </b><br><br>The first change in midfield, Wadoo can split defences with a searing pass. Consistency has never been his strong point, though.

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MEHRAJUDDIN WADOO

Age: 26 I Matches played: 27

Club: East Bengal

The first change in midfield, Wadoo can split defences with a searing pass. Consistency has never been his strong point, though.

<b>RENNEDY SINGH </b><br><br><b>Age: 25 I Matches played: 70 </b><br><br><b>Club: Unattached </b><br><br>No longer the deadly winger that India knew, Renedy still has plenty to offer to this Asian Cup side. His experience remains invaluable to the team.

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RENNEDY SINGH

Age: 25 I Matches played: 70

Club: Unattached

No longer the deadly winger that India knew, Renedy still has plenty to offer to this Asian Cup side. His experience remains invaluable to the team.

<b>SYED RAHIM NABI </b><br><br><b>Age: 25 I Matches played: 31 </b><br><br><b>Club: East Bengal </b><br><br>The 'bits and pieces' player, Nabi is used in defence and midfield. One of the fastest men with a ball, his ability to get the goals makes him hard to ignore.

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SYED RAHIM NABI

Age: 25 I Matches played: 31

Club: East Bengal

The 'bits and pieces' player, Nabi is used in defence and midfield. One of the fastest men with a ball, his ability to get the goals makes him hard to ignore.

<b>BALDEEP SINGH </b><br><br><b>Age: 23 I Matches played: 9 </b><br><br><b>Club: JCT </b><br><br>Baldeep's quick thinking and intelligence have impressed the coach. He is one of the youngsters to be used regularly in the build-up to the tournament.

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BALDEEP SINGH

Age: 23 I Matches played: 9

Club: JCT

Baldeep's quick thinking and intelligence have impressed the coach. He is one of the youngsters to be used regularly in the build-up to the tournament.

<b>ABHISHEK YADAV </b><br><br><b>Age: 30 I Matches played: 41 </b><br><br><b>Club: Unattached </b><br><br>Has been a regular substitute in the Indian team. His height and aerial ability cannot be missed, but you can't ignore the fact that he has rarely scored.

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ABHISHEK YADAV

Age: 30 I Matches played: 41

Club: Unattached

Has been a regular substitute in the Indian team. His height and aerial ability cannot be missed, but you can't ignore the fact that he has rarely scored.

<b>SUSHIL KUMAR SINGH </b><br><br><b>Age: 21 I Matches played: 33 </b><br><br><b>Club: Unattached </b><br><br>Sushil's ability to be at the right place at the right time is remarkable. The Manipur youngster still has to make his mark, though

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SUSHIL KUMAR SINGH

Age: 21 I Matches played: 33

Club: Unattached

Sushil's ability to be at the right place at the right time is remarkable. The Manipur youngster still has to make his mark, though

<b>SUNIL CHHETRI </b><br><br><b>Age: 26 I Matches played: 41 </b><br><br><b>Club: Unattached </b><br><br>This twinkle-footed striker, one of India's more accomplished ones, will be counted on to get the goals. Chhetri has scored heavily in key international games

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SUNIL CHHETRI

Age: 26 I Matches played: 41

Club: Unattached

This twinkle-footed striker, one of India's more accomplished ones, will be counted on to get the goals. Chhetri has scored heavily in key international games

<b>BAICHUNG BHUTIA </b><br><br><b>Age: 34 I Matches played: 108 </b><br><br><b>Club: Unattached </b><br><br>While there is a huge question mark over the ability of India's flagbearer, there is no denying that his presence would make a difference, if he makes it

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BAICHUNG BHUTIA

Age: 34 I Matches played: 108

Club: Unattached

While there is a huge question mark over the ability of India's flagbearer, there is no denying that his presence would make a difference, if he makes it

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