Indian Men’s and Women’s Football Teams to Participate in 2022 Asian Games as Sports Ministry Gives Exemption – Apna TPO

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur confirmed on Wednesday that Indian men’s and women’s football teams will take part in the 2022 Asian Games, which will be held in China’s Hangzhou in September.

Anurag Thakur said that the Sports Ministry granted an exemption to India’s football teams, despite not meeting the criteria of being ranked among the top eight teams in the continent, keeping their recent performances in mind.

“Good news for Indian football lovers! Our national football teams, both Men’s and Women’s, are set to participate in the upcoming Asian Games. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, has decided to relax the rules to facilitate participation of both the teams, which were not qualifying as per the existing criterion,” Sports Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted.

“Keeping in mind their latest performances in the recent times, the Ministry decided to grant the relaxation. I am sure they will put their best foot forward in the Asian Games and make our country proud,” he added.

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