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    India name 23 players for Bayern Munich match

    New Delhi: The Indian football coach Savio Medeira on Wednesday named seven new players in the 23-member national squad to play against top German side Bayern Munich in Baichung Bhutia's farewell exhibition match here on January 10.

    The team, to be led by Bhutia, will miss the services of striker Sunil Chhetri as he is recovering from an ankle injury.

    Defender Mahesh Gawli, who on Monday announced his retirement from international football, was not named in the squad, nor was his Dempo teammate Anthony Pereira.

    Winger Steven Dias, who was carrying a niggle during the SAFF Championships here earlier this month, was also omitted.

    The 23 players have been asked to report for a camp here on January 7.

    The Squad:

    Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh, Subhasish Roychowdhury, Felix

    Defenders: Jaspal Singh, Sameer Naik, Gouramangi Singh, Govin Singh, Nirmal Chhetri, Syed Rahim Nabi, Adil Khan, Gurjinder Singh

    Midfielders: Reisangmi Vashum, Jewel Raja Shaikh, Climax Lawrence, Rakesh Masih, Baldeep Singh, Clifford Miranda, Lalrindika Ralte, Rocus Lamare

    Forwards: Jeje Lalpeklua, Bhaichung Bhutia, Sushil Singh, CS Sabeeth.