Sri Lanka name squad for AFC World Cup qualifiers

2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification (AFC)

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Sri Lanka Football Federation announced the squad for the first game of the World Cup Qualifiers against Yemen on the 12th October in Abha, Saudi Arabia.

Charitha Rathnayake will captain the first game in Saudi Arabia while the second game will be captained by Harsha Fernando.

The two captains are appointed on an interim basis for these games and FFSL will finalize a long term captain after WCQ matches.

Sri Lanka National Football Team:

Charitha Bandara Rathnayake (C), Chamod Dilshan (VC), Nicholus Harsha Fernando, Chalana Chameera, Sujan Perera, Prabath Ruwan Arunasiri, Faizer Mohamed Aman, Kaveesh Lakpriya Fernando, Shenal Sandesh Pingho, Mariyathas Nitharshan, Nawshad Afeel Mohamed, Jude Supan, Faizal Mohamed Aakib, Waseem Razeek, Nazeer Mohamed Shifan, Chathuranga Madushan, Mohamed Shabeer, Rifkhan Mohamed, Kavindu Ishan, Naizer Mohamad Fasal, Aris Mohamed Hasmeer, Suresh Barath Sanjai Anthony, Suresh Rahul Kavin Anthony, Rajamohan Adhavan (Subject to International Documentation Approval)

  • Asikur Rahuman (Suspended for Yemen vs Sri Lanka match due to receiving the Second Caution in the same match of Sri Lanka vs Korea Republic in the FIFA WCQ PJQR2 on 9th June 2021).
  • Dillon Senan De Silva (Injured)

Manager: Andy Morrison (Head Coach)