Indian football team begins training for World Cup qualifiers in Qatar after testing negative for COVID-19

Indian football team, which is in Doha, Qatar for the World Cup qualifiers were under compulsory quarantine but their quarantine was waived off after all the players and staff members tested negative in the RT-PCR tests before their preparatory camp for the 2023 Asian Cup and 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

India will be beginning their campaign against the home side, Qatar on June 3rd and will play the next matches against Bangladesh on June 7 and Afghanistan on June 15. The matches are being played in Doha keeping in mind the pandemic which doesn’t allow the original format of home and away games. The Indian team is in fourth place in Group E and is out of World Cup place but will be looking forward to qualifying for the upcoming 2023 Asian Cup.

The Indian players were to have a national camp in Kolkata from May 2 but it got cancelled due to a sudden increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Skipper Sunil Chhetri is back in the squad after an injury and this will increase the chances of the Indian team to win the matches and qualify for the 2023 Asian cup.

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