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Nishu Kumar released from national camp due to injury

Written by: Aniket Surve

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The young left-back made his senior team debut earlier this year in a friendly against Jordan.

Ahead of the AFC Asian Cup next year, the Indian football team faces a big blow as their young prospect Nishu Kumar was released from the squad because of an injury. The team announced the news via their official Twitter handle wishing the youngster a speedy recovery.

The young left-back made his senior team debut earlier this year in a friendly against Jordan. The 21-year-old had a debut to remember as he scored India's only goal of the match in a 2-1 defeat. The youngster has had a great season so far with Bengaluru FC, having played all 11 games and adding a goal to his name.  


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Nishu's journey so far has been an amazing ride, with him having defied all the odds to establish himself as a regular starter for his club and getting a call-up for the senior team at such a young age. The defender will surely be heartbroken at missing the chance to represent India at such a major tournament.

India will face Oman in the last friendly before kicking off their AFC Asian Cup campaign in the first week of January. The team will first face Thailand on 6th January, hosts United Arab Emirates on 10th January and Bahrain on 14th January to complete the group stage games.

Published: Tue Dec 18, 2018 02:28 PM IST

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