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Dennerby names 23-member squad for international friendlies in UAE, Bahrain

The national women’s football team is preparing for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup which is to hosted by India next year

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 28, 2021 11:24:36 am
India Women players during a training session at the national camp in Jamshedpur. (File)

Thomas Dennerby, national women’s football team coach, has named a 23-member squad for the upcoming friendly matches in the UAE and Bahrain, starting from October 2.

The team, which is currently camping in Jamshedpur thanks to the Jharkhand state government, will travel to New Delhi on September 29, from where they will travel to the UAE for two friendly matches against the United Arab Emirates national team (October 2) and the Tunisia national team (October 4).

The team will subsequently travel to Bahrain, where they will play two friendlies against the Bahrain national team (October 10) and the Chinese Taipei (October 13).

“After training for about a month in Jamshedpur, we are extremely happy to be going for these friendly matches in the UAE and Bahrain. These matches will be essential for us to gauge how far the girls have progressed during the training camp, as they will be pitted against some tough teams,” Thomas Dennerby told the-aiff.com. “We are all looking forward to these matches, and are thankful to the authorities for arranging them during such difficult circumstances in a pandemic,” he said.

Schedule:

October 2: UAE vs India

October 4: India vs Tunisia

October 10: Bahrain vs India

October 13: India vs Chinese Taipei

SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Aditi Chauhan, Maibam Linthoingambi Devi, Shreya Hooda.

Defenders: Dalima Chhibber, Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Ashalata Devi, Ranjana Chanu, Michel Castanha, Manisa Panna, Astam Oraon.

Midfielders: Sangita Basfore, Indumathi Kathiresan, Sanju, Martina Thokchom.

Forwards: Dangmei Grace, Anju Tamang,Sandhiya Ranganathan, Soumya Guguloth, Manisha Kalyan, Sumati Kumari, Pyari Xaxa, Renu.

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