Indian football: 8 new faces called up by Igor Stimac for the national team
#6 Anwar Ali
Anwar Ali is a product of the Minerva Punjab youth team but never managed to play for the senior team. He was selected for the Indian U17 team which participated in the FIFA U17 World Cup, which was a huge break for him. Ali became a regular in the Indian Arrows team which participates in the I-League.
The defender has been a stalwart at the back for his team, which helped him get a call from the national selectors. The most memorable moment of his career was when he scored the winning goal for India U20 against Argentina U20 national football team in the 2018 Cotif Cup.
#5 Redeem Tlang
Redeem Tlang played his entire youth career for his native club Shillong Lajong FC, having played his senior debut in 2013 in the I-League against Churchill Brothers FC. He largely developed as a player under the supervision of coach Thangboi Singto.
The winger was summoned by NorthEast United for the 2018-19 season, a team which hadn’t tasted much luck in the Indian Super League prior to that. Redeem proved to be an effective buy for the team.
The footballer worked hard in the midfield with excellent passing accuracy, guiding his team to the semi-finals of the ISL. It is time he produced the heroics for the Indian national football team.