Aditi Chauhan believes that morning sessions in the gym with new strength and conditioning coach of Indian women's national football team have helped her become a lot more agile on the pitch.
India won a record-extending eighth SAFF Championship title but for a nation seeking to relive its glory days and re-establish itself on the big stage, a triumph in a regional tournament is not something it would like to contend with.
India finished second after group stage with three wins and one defeat, against Bangladesh. Holders and hosts Bangladesh are unbeaten, winning three and drawing one.
After failing to win the Women's National Football Championship in the 24th edition in 2017-18, Manipur completed yet another treble with a nervy penalty shoot-out win against the Services. They have won 21 times in 26 editions.
This will be the first time any Indian senior national team will be playing against either Brazil, Chile or Venezuela. The exposure tour is part of the Indian women’s team's preparation for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
Besides playing against Brazil on November 25, the Indian women's football team will also face Chile (November 28) and Venezuela (December 1) in an international tournament.
India play Iran on January 20 in their first group match of AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022. They face Chinese Taipei on January 23 and China on January 26.
The draw for 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup was held at the Asian Football Confederations headquarters in the Malaysian capital. India will host the tournament from January 6 to February 6.
India already played four international friendlies against the UAE (4-1), Tunisia (0-1), Bahrain (5-0) and Chinese Taipei (1-0) over the last few weeks in Dubai and Manama.
After Bahrain high, India women face 40th ranked Chinese Taipei in an international football friendly.
India women can end the tour of Australia on a high with a win on Sunday. Check cricket match and telecast details of AUS-W vs IND-W, 3rd T20I.
India had beaten UAE 4-1 in the team's first overseas friendly since Thomas Dennerby took charge. But the team produced a disappointing show against Tunisia.
The win against 100th ranked UAE was India's first of the year. Monday's opponents are ranked 77th in the FIFA charts while India are at 57th.
The 23-member Indian Women's Football squad, currently training in Jamshedpur, will play friendly games starting from October 2nd against four countries.
The Indian women's team, as part of their preparation for the AFC Asian Cup, is currently training in Jamshedpur.
The team gathered in Jamshedpur for the preparatory camp leading to the AFC Asian Cup, which is to be hosted in India next January
Dennerby, 62, was earlier in charge of the Indian U-17 women's World Cup squad and has been roped in to help the team prepare for the AFC Asian Cup
With Maymol as coach India won the title at the SAFF Women's Championship in 2019 and the gold medal at the South Asian Games in Nepal
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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