The Morning Standard|January 20, 2022
EVEN before a ball was kicked and just a day prior to host India’s opening game against Iran in Navi Mumbai, Covid managed to breach the bio-bubble of the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

All India Football Federation Praful Patel had raised fears of a bubble breach in the lead up to the competition which ominously came true on Wednesday. “I hope not (players getting infected), but if such a situation arises, AFC has contingency plans,” Patel had said a few days back.

The federation announced on the eve of the match that two players in the Indian camp tested positive for the virus. “Two members of the Indian Women’s Senior National Team for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 have tested positive for Covid-19, and are currently in isolation at a designated medical care facility,” AIFF tweeted.

 

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