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Rai replaces Ganesh in India squad

New Delhi, May 17: Vineet Rai has been called up to the national squad as a replacement for midfielder Dhanapal Ganesh, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Thursday. Ganesh, who is suffering from typhoid, 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 India squad. The 20-year-old midfielder from Assam represents Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League (ISL). He has seven caps for the India U-23 squad, having made his debut in 2015. IANS

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