India defender Shilky Devi is the youngest player in the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 at 16 years and two months. India will begin their campaign against Iran on January 20.
Amid the concerns caused by the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese Taipei became the first team to arrive in Mumbai for AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022. India and Chinese Taipei are in Group A.
While the AIFF has not named a captain yet, the experienced Loitongbam Ashalata Devi is likely to lead the side in the AFC Women's Asian Cup, which will be held in three venues across Maharasthra from January 20 to February 6.
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.
Five teams from the Asian Cup, to be played in Mumbai and Pune from January 20 to February 4, will qualify directly for the 2023 World Cup. Asia got six direct berths and two intercontinental play-off spots for the FIFA World Cup.
The year 2021 was good for Indian football despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Indian women played in Brazil while Sandesh Jhingan signed up a Croatian professional team.
India had finished second behind Bangladesh after the group stage too, with three wins and one defeat. Holders Bangladesh, who defeated India in both meetings, remained unbeaten in the SAFF U-19 Women's Football Championship 2021.
India's 3-0 win over Bhutan is their second win in the ongoing SAFF Under-19 Women’s Championship in Dhaka. Earlier, India started their campaign with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Sri Lanka.
Nitu Linda scored a brace while Santosh, Karen Estrocio and Priyanka Devi got their names on the scoresheet for India against Sri Lanka in the SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship. India next play Bhutan On Wednesday.
Manisha Kalyan scored the only goal for India women against Brazil in the four-national international tournament on Friday. Ariadina Borges, Kerolin Ferraz, Geyse Ferreira, Giovana Costa netted for Brazil.
The friendly matches were a part of preparations for the AFC Asian Cup, which will be hosted by India in January-February.
Bahrain are ranked 85th in the FIFA chart as against India's 57th position. India had beaten UAE 4-1 and lost to Tunisia 0-1 in Dubai in international friendly matches earlier this month.
The 23-member Indian Women's Football squad, currently training in Jamshedpur, will play friendly games starting from October 2nd against four countries.
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
Sangita Basfore pulled one back deep into added time, but it was too little too late for India
In its long-term preparation for the AFC Asian Cup India 2022, the Indian team has been training together since December 2020
The match against Serbia is the first of three international friendlies India will play this month in Turkey.
The tournament will feature 12 teams, expanded from eight in the previous edition
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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