An emotional exit of Indian Women’s national side in the ongoing AFC Asia Cup 2022

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The whole world is trapped under the Covid-19 pandemic. With time things are getting better as there are many things happening around the country which will help us feel better, but Covid has overtaken us again and again whenever things started to get better.

Indian Women’s qualified for the very first time in the AFC Asia Cup but due to sudden rise in the Covid-19 cases in the camp India got out of the AFC Asia Cup 2022.

All India Asian Football Federation

The host played brilliantly against Iran as they successfully tied the match at 0-0 but failed to register 13 players from a squad of 23 players to play against Chinese Taipei as 12 players are Covid positive and 2 players are injured

In a statement, Mr Praful Patel, president of All India Football Federation said:

“We’re as disappointing as probably the entire nation would be right now with this unwanted situation. However, the players health and well-being are of paramount importance to us, and it can’t be compromised under any circumstances. I wish all the infected players and team officials a swift and full recovery. They will be well supported by AIFF and AFC.

“The team is heartbroken, and I request all to respect their feelings and sentiments. I am proud of the great promise the team showed in their first match, and am confident that they will prove their mettle in the near future,” Mr. Patel, also a FIFA council member stated. “This is not the end of the world. The promise on display in the first match against IR Iran was there for all to see, and am confident they will bounce back from this temporary setback.”

“Unfortunately, this happened to us despite the best measures put in place, and it is sheer bad luck that it happened to us. Let there be no fingers pointed at any. We need to understand this is a pandemic situation, and no bubble is foolproof around the world.”

“The AIFF also thanks the fans and is grateful for their continuous support in the joint effort to take Indian Football Forward Together.”