Here we go: Football teams are going to Asian Games

The Indian men’s and women’s football teams will now be allowed to compete in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. This decision was made by the Sports Ministry, who changed the rules for team selection. Previously, the Indian Olympic Association had rejected the teams’ participation because they were not ranked in the top-8 in Asia. The men’s team is currently the 18th best team in Asia, while the women’s team is ranked 11th. The All India Football Federation asked the Sports Ministry to let both the men and women’s teams participate in an important event. The men’s coach also asked for help from the Prime Minister. The Sports Ministry decided to allow them to participate because of their recent good performances. The men’s team is now in the top 100 in the FIFA rankings after winning the SAFF Championship and Intercontinental Cup. The women’s team has done a good job and won against Kyrgyzstan twice in the first round of the Olympic Qualifiers. Football in the Asian Games has been mostly played by players under 23 years old since 2002, with a few exceptions for older players. The AIFF had initially decided that Stimac would lead a team of players under the age of 23 to the Games, following the King’s Cup in Thailand. The AIFF, which is the organization for Indian football, wants to send their main team, with their leader Sunil Chhetri, to the Asian Games. The AIFF made a list of 50 young players and sent it to the clubs. The plan is to create a group of young players under the age of 23, who can play in the AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers and the King’s Cup. Can you please provide the text that you want me to rewrite in simple words.

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