5 top players who could be eligible to play for India in the future

There are a number of Indian descent based players who play in foreign leagues and are yet to represent the country as they are born abroad and are yet to get clearance from the government to represent them as India do not allow dual citizenships.

Only footballers who hold an Indian passport are permitted to represent the country in international games as per the current rule which was formed by the Sports Ministry in 2008. So far, only one player of foreign descent has featured for the Blue Tigers after midfielder Arata Izumi surrendered his Japanese passport to obtain an Indian citizenship in 2012.

Here, we take a look at those top players who could represent India in the future if the government does decide to change the rules.

Neil Taylor

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