Vinit Rai from Assam to play for the national squad


Vinit Rai, who hails from Assam, has been called to play for the national squad as a replacement for midfielder Dhanapal Ganesh, announced the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on May 17.

It may be mentioned here that Ganesh is suffering from typhoid and has been unable to attend the national camp for the Hero Intercontinental Cup that started in Mumbai on Wednesday.

This is the first time that Rai has been included in the senior Indian squad. The 20-year-old midfielder represents Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League (ISL).

Rai also has seven caps for the India U-23 squad, having made his debut in 2015.

India will kick off their campaign in the inaugural edition of the Hero Intercontinental Cup at the Mumbai Football Arena on June 01.

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