Asian Games 2023: Sunil Chhetri, Sandesh Jhingan, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu likely to miss from Indian football squad


New Delhi: Major names from Indian squad including skipper Sunil Chhetri, Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and defended Sandesh Jhingan set to miss Asian Games after their respective ISL Clubs refuse to release them for the tournament in Hangzhou.

The tournament is set to start from 21st September, and some younger faces from U-23 are likely to replace many big names in the Indian squad , as per discussed by AIFF Committee, since the ISL Clubs are unwilling to release their respective players for the national duties. Since the Asian Games fall outside FIFA’s international match window, players are obliged to play for their ISL clubs.

India would likely to Pitch a junior U23 teams as a result of this, due to club obligations of the senior players.