Bengaluru, Sep 1: India take on Puerto Rico in an international friendly on September 3 at the Andheri Sports Complex ground in Mumbai.
Puerto Rico are ranked 114th in the FIFA ranking will be an extremely tough opponent for Stephen Constantine's men who are currently placed 152nd.
This is the first time in 4 years that the Indian national football team will face a team outside Asia. Last time they met a non-Asian team was in 2012 Nehru Cup which they won defeating Cameroon B team in the final.
Kick-off: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai
India flaunts a strong squad against the Caribbean side and are all geared up to face the stronger opponent.
Indian probable squad
Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh.
Defenders: Rino Anto, Sandesh Jhingan, Arnab Mondal, Keegan Pereira, Chinglensana Konsham Singh, Pritam Kotal, Narayan Das, Fulganco Cardozo.
Midfielders: Vinit Rai, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Pronay Halder, Jackichand Singh, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Bikash Jairu, Rowllin Borges, Alwyn George, Germanpreet Singh, Mohammed Rafique, Seityasen Singh, Arjun Tudu.
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Halicharan Narzary, Daniel Lalhimpuia.
Puerto Rico squad: Christofer Alexander Echevarria Del Valle, Johnny Santana Ramirez, Joan Sebastian Morales Feliciano, Juan Gabriel Velez Lago, Emmanuel Alejandro D'Andrea Yepez, Juan Antonio Agustin Coca Nogueras, Marcos Junior Martinez Amaro, Elliot M Velez Lago, Andres Nicolas Cabrero Gomez, Emanuel Miguel Benedetto Sanchez, Micheal Anthony Ramon Ramos, Javier Orlando Lalondriz Fernandez, Alexis Rivera Curet, Jacob Rafael Conde, Karlos Francisco Ferrer Mojica and Jose A Martinez.
Predicted lineup of India against Puerto Rico
Goalkeeper: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Arnab Mondal, Sandesh Jhingan, Narayan Das
Midfielders: Jackichand Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Pronoy Halder, Sunil Chhetri
Strikers: Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumit Passi
Prediction: India 1-3 Puerto Rico