Football fans react in surprise as CK Vineeth is dropped from India squad despite scoring brace for Kerala Blasters
The Indian football team for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifier against Myanmar has been announced, according to Goal India this morning, and a surprise exclusion was that of Kerala Blasters' star forward CK Vineeth.
Incidentally, Vineeth scored a brace against Real Balompedica Linense yesterday in a pre-season friendly in Spain. The Blasters won 2-0 courtesy of two Vineeth goals in the 49th and 59th minutes, but Constantine was not having any of it as he gave call-ups to two young forwards - Hitesh Sharma and Alen Deory - instead.
Here is the full India squad for the Myanmar game:
Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith
Defenders: Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Pritam Kotal, Lalruatthara
Midfielders: Bikash Jairu, Jackichand Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Pronay Halder, Anirudh Thapa, Germanpreet Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Rowllin Borges, Mohammed Rafique, Nikhil Poojary, Udanta Singh
Strikers: Sunil Chhetri, Balwant Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Hitesh Sharma, Alen Deory
Along with Vineeth, his former Bengaluru FC teammate Nishu Kumar has also been left out from the last squad while Robin Singh continues to be overlooked.