Midfielder Anirudh Thapa tests positive for COVID-19 in Doha

Thapa tested positive on Wednesday, a day before India lost 0-1 to Asian champion Qatar in its joint World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers in Doha.

Chennaiyin FC's Anirudh Thapa in action in the ISL.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

India midfielder Anirudh Thapa has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under quarantine in a separate room at the team hotel in Doha.

Thapa tested positive on Wednesday, a day before India lost 0-1 to Asian champion Qatar in its joint World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers in Doha.

"Yes, Anirudh Thapa tested positive (for COVID-19), and he is isolated (from other team members)," All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das said on Saturday.

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The 23-year-old Chennaiyin FC player will undergo a second test in a few days. He has played more than 20 matches for India.

India is already out of contention for a World Cup berth but remains in the reckoning for the 2023 Asian Cup.

With three points from six matches, a winless India is No. 4 in the Group E standings.

Head coach Igor Stimac's men still have two matches in the joint qualifiers. They play Bangladesh on June 7 and Afghanistan on June 15.

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