Indian football team will not be sent to play Asian games, confirms IOA

Last Modified Tuesday, 3 July 2018 (18:32 IST)
New Delhi: The (IOA) on Tuesday while announcing 524-member contingent finally confirmed that will not be participating for the upcoming 18th to be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.      
AIFF on Monday had said that they did not receive any official letter from the regarding Indian football teams participation for the multi-sporting event.However, IOA after naming the contingent on Tuesday finally confirmed.     
Kushal Das, General Secretary,on Monday had said, "there hasn't been any official announcement from IOA about the same and all we got has been a verbal communication, Das labelled the move as sad and disheartening."  

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