Bala Devi unlikely for Asian Cup, says coach Thomas Dennerby


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India striker Bala Devi, the country’s biggest name in women’s football who has worn the No 10 shirt for Scotland’s Rangers FC, is likely to miss the 2022 Asian Cup due to injury. Devi, 31, has had surgery for an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury this month and India coach Thomas Dennerby said she would take around two months to recover. “For her it will be really tough to be ready for the Asian Cup,” said Dennerby at a virtual interaction on Saturday. Last December, Devi became the first Indian woman to score in Europe when she found the target...