The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2021 is about to be held from February 17 to March 7 after it was postponed from November 2020, as a result of novel coronavirus. This is the second FIFA match to be held in India after the nation hosted the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup in 2017. For the ladies footballers of the nation, nevertheless, this can be a first.
The Indian staff that can play the World Cup subsequent yr would be the first girls’s staff from the nation to play a FIFA match. The match will kickstart on the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati and the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar by Group A and B, respectively. India, who maintain the place of ‘A1’ within the draw by advantage of being the hosts will tackle A2, who can be confirmed when the draw takes place. The different Group A match may even happen in Guwahati.
Quarter-finals will happen on February 27 and February 28 in Ahmedabad, on the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata. The two semi-finals can be held in Bhubaneswar and Navi Mumbai on March 3. The third-place match and the ultimate will happen in Navi Mumbai on March 7.
This is an enormous event for the younger women who can be representing the nation on the large platform. Swedish Thomas Dennerby is the coach of the staff whereas Alex Ambrose is the assistant coach. A bunch of probables have been coaching for the final couple of years. While they did play just a few video games in 2019, together with an U-17 Women’s Championship and friendlies towards Sweden, Thailand and Romania, their coaching has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
After a halt of just about seven months, the staff is about to get collectively in Jharkhand on October 15 to start their coaching classes once more. “We have picked Jharkhand as the venue for the camp. They were eager to hold the camp for the girls and their Chief Minister (Hemant Soren) has assured full support,” AIFF normal secretary advised IANS.
Ahead of the camp, we now have compiled some knowledge on the possible squad of 35 gamers. The squad consists of six goalkeepers, eight defenders, 16 midfielders and 6 forwards. Here is the possible squad:
Goalkeepers: Anshika, Tanu, Adriya Sarkhel, Anjali Munda, Anjali Barke, Manju Ganjhu
Defenders: Kritina Devi Thounaojam, Jyoti Kumari, Shilky Devi Hemam, Nirmala Devi Phanjoubam, Purnima Kumari, Astam Oraon, Nisha, Ritu Devi
Midfielders: Kiran, Anju, Babina Devi Lisham, Shri Devi Subba, Santosh, Poonam, Priyangka Devi Naorem, Aveka Singh, Martina Thokcham, Nitu Linda, Sunita Munda, Amisha Baxla, Sumati Kumari, Mariyammal Balamurugan, Anita Kumari
Forwards: Lynda Kom Serto, Daisy Lisa Crasto, Priyanka Sujesh Pottekkat, Sai Sankhe, Karen Estrocio, Laxmi Thatal
The common age of the 35-woman squad is 16. According to the information accessed by Information18.com, quite a lot of women have already turned 17 however that won’t be an issue as after the postponement announcement, FIFA saved the unique age standards, which mentioned: “players born on or after 1 January 2003 and on or before 31 December 2005” can be eligible. There are twelve 16-year-olds and fourteen women of 15 years of age within the squad.
The possible squad consists of gamers from 11 states of the nation with Haryana recording the utmost quantity. Second to Haryana are Manipur and Jharkhand whereas all the remaining numbers are beneath 5.
AVERAGE MATCHES AND GOALS
The common variety of matches performed between the 35 gamers accounts to 14.7. While there are few who’ve 10 and fewer variety of matches below their belt, among the many ones with over 10 matches, Haryana and Manipur have the very best variety of gamers.
In the squad, the midfielders have the utmost common of matches below their belt, additionally owing to the truth that the staff is crammed with gamers in that place. The midfielders additionally file a mean of 11.67 targets amongst them.
The most common of matches within the squad belong to the defenders at 17.5 whereas the goalkeepers are the farthest in that division.
In the targets division, the six forwards within the squad have a mean of 14.67 targets whereas the defenders additionally file a mean 5.75 targets.
DISCLAIMER: The numbers are in line with the information accessed by Information18.com and could also be tentative.