​India's AFC Asian Cup group A rivals Thailand have announced their 27-man initial squad for the tournament that will take place in UAE.


The Blue Tigers have been grouped with Thailand, hosts UAE and Bahrain in the showpiece tournament.


Stephen Constantine's men will begin their AFC Asian Cup adventure against Thailand on January 6 next year hoping to make a great start to the tournament in which they do have a chance to reach the knockout phase if they play to their potential.


Thailand meanwhile, have readied their initial team for the tournament which includes a mix of experienced stars and upcoming youngsters.


Here's their squad in detail:


Goalkeepers: Kawin Thamsatchanan, Chatchai Budprom, Siwarak Tedsungnoen, Saranon Anuin


Defenders: Korrakot Wiriyaudomsiri, Pansa Hemviboon, Chalermpong Kerdkaew, Peerapat Notchaiya, Tristan Do, Mika Chunuonsee, Adisorn Promrak, Theerathon Bunmathan, Shinnaphat Leeaoh, Suphan Thongsong


Midfielders: Sasalak Haiprakhon, Supachok Sarachat, Pokklaw Anan, Sumanya Purisai, Sanrawat Dechmitr, Tanaboon Kesarat, Thitipan Puangchan, Chanathip Songkrasin


Forwards: Supachai Jaided, Teerasil Dangda, Adisak Kraisorn, Chananan Pombuppha, Siroch Chatthong