Bengaluru FC announces 30-man squad for 2018 AFC Cup

The BFC squad will miss the services of Dimas Delgado, and Xisco Hernandez is expected to fill in for him for the 2018 AFC Cup tie against Altyn Asyr FK.

The entire BFC squad underwent a two-week tour in Spain and has returned to regroup at the Bengaluru Football Stadium, ahead of the AFC Cup tie next week. (File Photo)   -  Bengaluru FC

Federation Cup 2018 champion Bengaluru FC has announced the 30-man squad for the upcoming 2018 AFC Asia Cup, which would be taking on Turkmenistan champion Altyn Asyr FK in the semifinal on August 22 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.

The entire squad underwent a two-week tour in Spain and has returned to regroup at the Bengaluru Football Stadium, ahead of the AFC Cup tie next week.

“We have returned from a very satisfying pre-season tour of Spain and it all builds up to two important AFC Cup games we will be playing in the span of a week. The boys have done everything we asked of them over the last one month. Now is about being competitive and giving our best shot in these games," said BFC coach Carles Cuadrat in a media release.

The squad will miss the services of Dimas Delgado, while Xisco Hernandez is expected to fill in for him. “A muscle injury meant we had to take the tough decision of leaving Dimas out. Xisco, who replaces him, has some good qualities and provides a good option for us. He has been working hard during the pre-season and has blended in quickly,” added Cuadrat.

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The Squad

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Soram Poirei, Aditya Patra

Defenders: Juanan Gonzalez, Rahul Bheke, Harmanjot Khabra, Sairuat Kima, Rino Anto, Nishu Kumar, Asheer Akhtar, Gursimrat Singh Gill, Biswa Darjee, Rakesh Oram

Midfielders: Xisco Hernandez, Erik Paartalu, Robinson Singh, Bidyananda Singh, Boithang HaokipKean Lewis, Altamash Sayed, Ajay Chhetri, Naorem Roshan Singh, Namgyal Bhutia, Lalengzama Vangchhia, Myron Mendes, Leon Augustine

Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Thongkhosiem Haokip, Miku, Udanta Singh

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