Indian striker Sunil Chhetri is all set to join the national team to prepare for next year’s Asian Cup after getting the go-ahead from his Major League Soccer club Kansas City Wizards.
“The Kansas City Wizards announced that attacker Sunil Chhetri has been permitted to join the Indian National Team through the 2011 Asian Cup, in cooperation with the All India Football Federation,” the KC Wizards said in a statement.
Chhetri, who was frustrated at not being able to make his MLS debut despite spending four months with the club, said he would be glad to rejoin the national squad, which is currently training in Portugal.
“I’m excited to be joining the National Team. But I’ll miss Kansas City. Everything was falling into place here, including the big win we just had against Manchester United,” Chhetri said.