2014 World Cup qualifier ( AFC ) will be start this month and next month . From now , all teams from this continent are going to prepare for this .
Bhutia, 14 others dropped
Newly-appointed Indian coach Armando Colaco dropped 15 players, including Bhaichung Bhutia, from the list of 42 probables for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the UAE.
Those who were dropped include Bhutia, Surkumar Singh, Anwar, NP Pradeep, Mohammed Rafi, Deepak Mondal, Rennedy Singh, Abhishek Yadav, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, NS Manju, Baljit Sahni, James Singh, Govin Singh, Nirmal Chetri and Subhasish Roy Chowdhury.
The coach, however, remained cautious about his team’s chances against the UAE.
Colaco, who finished his club side Dempo’s league campaign recently to take over the national team’s reins, told the All India Football Federation (AIFF)’s official website that the weather will also affect his team’s chances.
“UAE are a tough unit who prefer to play physical football. There are many foreigners who have naturalised for the UAE national team. India did lose to them 5-0 in a friendly before the AFC Asian Cup.
“We also need to keep in mind climatic conditions won’t favour us much when we play them in July.”
India will travel to UAE for the first leg on July 23 and will host the West Asians five days later.
Colaco said he relied on present form and building a team for the future while considering the players.
“Players who have played well in the I-League have been preferred over others. Hence, some big names had to be left out. If we are to look at the future, we need to concentrate on the youngsters who performed well in AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.
The new coach, however, assured it was not the end of the road for the seniors.
“The list of probables is for a specific time period with a specific plan. Anyone who performs well after that can easily walk into the national team. Doors on the seniors haven’t been shut for ever,” said Colaco, who has been appointed for four months.
Source : http://www.the-afc.com/en/tournament...others-dropped