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Stephen Constantine calls up ATK’s Keegan Pereira, for Friendly

★ India to face Puerto Rico in testing friendlies

Fellow ATK players Arnab Mondal, Pritam Kotal, Bikash Jairu retained their place

★ Mumbai’s Andheri Sports Complex to host the Match

Atlético de Kolkata’s Keegan Pereira has been called up to the senior India squad for the second time. On Thursday afternoon, Constantine named him in his India squad for the forthcoming friendlies against Puerto Rico.

Born in Borvali, Mumbail from 2006 to 2012 Pereira played for Mumbai in the I-League. After spending six years with Mumbai, Keegan joined former I-League champions Salgaocar where he spent an entire season without playing a single game.

In January 2013, he signed for a I-League 2nd Division team DSK Shivajians . In June 2013 Keegan Signed for Bengaluru FC.In July 2015 Pereira was drafted to play for Mumbai City FC.

Pereira made played his first match for India against Laos on 7 June 2016. He was 508th player to represent India.

But it is Arjun Tudu’s call-up that is the most striking news.

The list of 28 Players is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: Subrata Paul, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh

DEFENDERS: Rino Anto, Sandesh Jhingan, Arnab Mondal, Keegan Pereira, Chinglensana Singh, Pritam Kotal, Narayan Das, Fulganco Cardozo.

MIDFIELDERS: Vinit Rai, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Pronay Halder, Jackichand Singh, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Bikash Jairu, Udanta Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Rowlin Borges, Alwyn George, Germanpreet Singh, Md. Rafique, Arjun Tudu.

FORWARDS: Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi.

ATK Players will join their team in Spain on 5th September.