Angulo, Noguera cut from FC Goa's AFC Champions League squad

Forward Igor Angulo and midfielder Alberto Noguera miss out while Romeo Fernandes makes a comeback to the senior side for the first time in five years.

FC Goa's Igor Angulo was last ISL season's golden boot winner with 14 goals.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

FC Goa has announced a 28-member squad for the AFC Champions League. The Gaurs will start their maiden voyage into the continental club competition on April 14 when they take on Qatar’s Al-Rayyan.

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As per the rules, only four foreign players are allowed in the squad. Out of this, one of them must belong to an Asian Football Federation member association country. Australian defender James Donachie fulfils that criteria.

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Forward Igor Angulo and midfielder Alberto Noguera miss out while Romeo Fernandes makes a comeback to the senior side for the first time in five years. Angulo was the 2020-21 golden boot winner with 14 goals, while Noguera provided the highest number of assists (8).

Squad

Goalkeepers: Mohammad Nawaz, Naveen Kumar, Shubham Dhas, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem

Defenders: Sanson Pereira, Seriton Fernandes, Leander D'Cunha, Iván González (Spain), Mohamed Ali, James Donachie (Australia), Aibanbha Dohling, Saviour Gama, Adil Khan

Midfielders: Edu Bedia (Spain), Glan Martins, Princeton Rebello, Brandon Fernandes, Phrangki Buam, Redeem Tlang, Makan Winkle Chothe, Alexander Romario Jesuraj, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Romeo Fernandes

Forwards: Jorge Ortiz (Spain), Devendra Murgaonkar, Ishan Pandita

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