Indian Super League: Disgraced Nicolas Anelka Set for Mumbai FC Debut

Nicolas Anelka was serving a five-match ban by the Football Association in England for quenelle gesture in December while playing for West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League.

updated: October 27, 2014 19:55 IST
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French footballer Nicolas Anelka during a training session for Mumbai FC.


New Delhi: Disgraced French striker Nicolas Anelka is set to return to action on Tuesday after serving a five-match ban for a gesture deemed to be anti-semitic and known as a "quenelle".

The 35-year-old former Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid star is expected to turn out for his Indian Super League team Mumbai FC against Chennaiyin FC in the southern city of Chennai.

Anelka missed the Peter Reid-coached team's first three matches, in which they beat FC Pune City 5-0 but lost 2-0 to Northeast United and 3-0 to Atletico de Kolkata.

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