Anirudh Thapa rejoins squad
Midfielder Anirudh Thapa, who tested positive for Covid-19 a few days back, on Sunday rejoined the team after being cleared by the organising committee doctor ahead of the joint World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers game versus Bangladesh.
“Anirudh Thapa who was in isolation on advice of LOC medical team since June 3 has been cleared by the LOC Doctor to rejoin the team after subsequent tests, and being under observation,” the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in on its Twitter handle.
Thapa had missed India’s match against Asian champions Qatar on Thursday, which they lost 0-1.
He had featured in the game that India lost 0-6 to the UAE in an international friendly in March.
The Chennaiyin FC player has played more than 20 matches for India.
India are already out of contention for a World Cup berth but remain in the reckoning for the 2023 Asian Cup.
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