FOOTBALL- Anas Edathodika, 32, has decided to come out of international retirement after receiving a text message from newly appointed Indian football coach Igor Stimac.
Anas announced his retirement after India’s 2019 Asian Cup exit. He also played for Kerala Blasters in the last season of the Indian Super League (ISL).
“Coach messaged me to join the upcoming camp. Honestly, I was taken aback. Later Venky-bhai (assistant-coach Venkatesh Shanmugam) shared all details, and I just can’t wait to join the camp.”
“Coach Stimac has shown his faith in me, and it’s my turn to repay him,” Edathodika was quoted as saying by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday.
Anas has been named among 35 probables for a preparatory camp beginning in Mumbai on June 25 ahead of next month’s Intercontinental Cup.