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  • The India national team has been coached by Dutchman Wim Koevermans for two years now. When Koevermans, who won the 1988 European championship with Ne ...
Amoy Ghoshal
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Modified 18 Jul 2014, 19:51 IST

The India national team has been coached by Dutchman Wim Koevermans for two years now. When Koevermans, who won the 1988 European championship with Netherlands, took charge in July 2012 India were placed 163rd in the FIFA Rankings. They are currently 151st. During Koevermans’ tenure India won the Nehru Cup in 2012 but failed to qualify for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup and finished runners-up in the 2013 SAFF Championship in Nepal. The 54-year-old’s India record reads – Played: 19; Won: 8; Drawn: 4; Lost: 7. Sportskeeda picks an eleven comprising the players he has used the most during his regime.

#1 GK - Subrata Pal

The 28-year-old custodian has been first-choice for the majority of Koeverman’s tenure. He was instrumental in the 2012 Nehru Cup triumph and has also gone on to play in Europe as he had a loan stint at Denmark Superliga outfit FC Vestsjaelland earlier this year. The 2009 AIFF Player of the Year is currently contracted to IMG-Reliance and thus will be featuring in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League.

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