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India Women Football Team Announce Squad of 23 For Four-nation Tournament in Brazil

India girls soccer group head coach Thomas Dennerby on Thursday introduced a squad of 23 gamers that may journey to Manaus, Brazil, to participate in a a four-nation event. The tourney, the place India will face Brazil, Chile and Venezuela, is a part of the group’s preparation for the subsequent 12 months’s AFC Asian Cup.

This would be the first time that India will face world No. 7 Brazil, who completed runners-up on the 2007 World Cup and are two-time Olympic silver medallist, in a global event,

Dennerby admitted that the his group has its job minimize out in opposition to extraordinarily technical sides.  “Brazil are a extremely good group,” said Dennerby. “No other team, since I have arrived, has tested our defence as much as Brazil will do next week.”

“In the second recreation, Chile is one other extraordinarily technical facet, however with all of the onerous work we now have been doing, we now have additionally raised our ranges. The recreation in opposition to Venezuela will even be a very powerful one for us,” he added.

India are at the moment ranked 57 on the planet and can begin their marketing campaign in opposition to Brazil earlier than taking over Chile (World No. 37) and Venezuela (World No. 56)

Brazil have already named their squad which incorporates legends like Marta da Silva and Formiga Mota. Dennerby feels that each the veteran Brazilians are sensible function fashions for footballers worldwide.

“They have an excellent squad with stars like Marta and Formiga. The ladies are all wanting ahead to it. It’s the primary time that they may play a group of such stature, and it is going to be good expertise for all of them,” Dennerby acknowledged.

“For certain, once we meet them, we have to thank them for being the function fashions for soccer that they’ve been. They have proven that you simply don’t must stop soccer if you end up 30-31. It’s all about efficiency and preserve enjoying so long as you’ll be able to. They are tremendous good function fashions,” he added.

The problem is steep however Dennerby promised that the group can be fearless in its strategy. “I at all times inform the ladies to indicate respect for all of the opponents. They could also be ranked primary on the planet or quantity 105, however we have to present everybody their due respect,” mentioned Dennerby.

He continued, “But after all, I additionally inform them to by no means worry any opponent, no matter their rank. Of course, the Brazil recreation can be a lot harder than the Venezuela one, however we play onerous in each of them.”

Full squad 

Goalkeepers: Aditi Chauhan, M Linthoingambi Devi, Sowmiya Narayasamy.

Defenders: Dalima Chhibber, Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Ashalata Devi, Manisa Panna, Shilky Devi, Ranjana Chanu, W Linthoingambi Devi.

Midfielders: Indumathi Kathiresan, Sanju, Anju Tamang, Martina Thokchom, Karthika Angamuthu, Kamala Devi.

Forwards: Manisha Kalyan, Pyari Xaxa, Renu, Dangmei Grace, Soumya Guguloth, Mariyammal Balamurugan

India’s Fixtures

November 25: Brazil vs India

November 28: India vs Chile

December 1: India vs Venezuela

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