The Indian Senior Team at the 1998 World Cup Qualifiers:
TEAM:
Goalkeepers: 1-Hemanta Dora (Mohun Bagan AC), 13-Feroze Sheriff (State Bank of Travancore), 21-Virender Singh (Churchill Brothers SC).
Defenders: 2-Anit Kumar Ghosh (East Bengal Club), 3-Aloke Das (Mohun Bagan AC), 4-Roberto Fernandes (Salgaocar SC), 5-K.V. Dhanesh (State Bank of Travancore), 17-Suramani Singh (Churchill Brothers SC), 20-Juji Jacob (State Bank of Travancore).
Midfielders: 6-Carlton Chapman (JCT Mills), 8-Amit Das (East Bengal Club), 9-Bruno Coutinho (Salgaocar SC), 11-Gurinder Pal Singh (Churchill Brothers SC), 14-Basudeb Mondal (Mohun Bagan AC), 16-Francisco Xavier Coelho (Salgaocar SC), 19-Savio Medeira (Salgaocar SC).
Forwards: 7-Dipendu Biswas (Mohun Bagan AC), 10-I.M. Vijayan (JCT Mills - CAPTAIN), 15-Baichung Bhutia (JCT Mills), 12-Syed Shabir Pasha (Indian Bank, Tamil Nadu), 18-Raman Vijayan (East Bengal Club).
COACHES: RUSTAM AKRAMOV (Uzbekistan) and SHABBIR ALI (Bengal); ASSISTANT COACH: AMJAD KHAN (Karnataka); MANAGER: T.O. ABDULLAH (Kerala); Assistant MANAGERS: KEDAR NATH MOUR (Assam), S.S. HADA (Rajasthan), BORCHAND SINGH (Manipur).

RESULTS:
Asia Zone - Round 1 Qualifiers
Group 10 - all matches in Doha; Qatar:

21-Sep-96: India 2-0 Philippines - Goals: 1:0 Raman Vijayan (81'), 2:0 Bruno Coutinho (85').
INDIA: Feroze Sheriff, Roberto Fernandes, Jiju Jacob, KV Dhanesh, Carlton Chapman, Bruno Coutinho, Basudeb Mondal (Raman Vijayan), Gurinder Pal Singh (Baichung Bhutia), Syed Shabir Pasha, Dipendu Biswas, IM Vijayan.
YELLOW CARDS: KV Dhanesh, Carlton Chapman.

24-Sep-96: India 1-1 Sri Lanka - Goals: 1:0 Anton Silva (14'), 1:1 Carlton Chapman (39').
INDIA: Feroze Sheriff, Roberto Fernandes, Jiju Jacob, Aloke Das, Anit Kumar Ghosh (KV Dhanesh), Carlton Chapman, Basudeb Mondal, Baichung Bhutia, Syed Shabir Pasha (Amit Das), Dipendu Biswas (Raman Vijayan), IM Vijayan.
YELLOW CARDS: Anit Kumar Ghosh, Basudeb Mondal.

27-Sep-96: India 0-6 Qatar - Goals: 0:1,0:2 Mohamed Salem Al Enazi (27',40'), 0:3 Zamel Essa Al Kuwari (42'), 0:4 Waleed Bakhir Maayof (47'), 0:5 Mahmoud Yaseen Soufi (52'), 0:6 Mubarak Mostafa Fazli (61').
INDIA: Hemanta Dora (Feroze Sheriff), Roberto Fernandes, Jiju Jacob, KV Dhanesh, Francisco Ceolho, Carlton Chapman, Savio Madeira (Surimani Singh), Baichung Bhutia, Syed Shabit Pasha (Basudeb Mondal), Bruno Coutinho, IM Vijayan.
YELLOW CARDS: none.
India finish third with 4 points from three matches.


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