Anirudh Thapa's 60th minute equaliser helped India draw against Nepal.
"I am looking forward to playing at the highest level once again," said Ali after the AIFF's decision.
The bidding process for the hosting rights for the 2027 Asian Cup has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Hossein Zamani wonder goal cancelled out an Ovays Azizi own goal as India drew Afghanistan 1-1.
Brandon's instinctive and accurate passing makes him special, and possibly India's most valuable asset.
"I've never been fitter than now. The hunger of playing for the country is still there," Chhetri said.
With the changes, clubs can sign a maximum of six foreign players of whom one is required to be from an AFC member nation.
Chhetri's two goals in 13 minutes flipped the narrative on its head and lifted Indian morale.
Chhetri's two second half goals helped India go third in the group with a win over Bangladesh.
A win vs Bangladesh would boost India's chances of a 3rd place finish in the qualifying group.
Thapa tested positive on Wednesday, a day before India lost 0-1 to Qatar.
Qatar beat India 1-0, with Rahul Bheke being sent off in the 17th minute.
India coach says the situation back home will motivate the players ahead of the qualifiers in Qatar.
Franco, a midfielder, was a key member of the 1962 Asiad gold-winning Indian side.
UAE's Ali Mabkhout scored a hat trick as as UAE crushed India 6-0.
India take on UAE, in a friendly in Dubai on Monday, four days after their 1-1 draw vs Oman.
Gokulam Kerala beat TRAU 4-1 on the final day to seal the tile, and with it a place in the AFC Cup group stages.
At the cusp of making Gokulam Kerala the first team from the state to win the I-League title, Annese knows an 'all out' win against TRAU is a must.
Manvir Singhs 55th minute goal helped India come back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw.
India take on Oman in a friendly in Dubai on Thursday, their first international match in over a year.
The development is set to rule him out of the international friendly against Oman on March 25 in Dubai.
India last played an international game in November 2019 during the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
India was scheduled to host Asian Champions Qatar in March 2021.
Ali has tried everything, including going vegan, to return to the top flight. But his heart condition means it's out of his control.
India will play Qatar in March 2021, Bangladesh and Afghanistan in June 2021 as per AFC's latest announcement