Indian women's team loses 0-1 to Tunisia in international friendly

The friendly matches are part of preparations for the AFC Asian Cup, which will be hosted by India in January-February.

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Heuij scored the all-important goal for Tunisia in the eighth minute from a free kick and the Indians could not find the target in reply despite making a lot of effort.(Representative Photo)   -  Getty Images

The Indian women's football team lost to lower-ranked Tunisia 0-1 in an international friendly match on Monday.

Heuij scored the all-important goal for Tunisia in the eighth minute from a free kick and the Indians could not find the target in reply despite making a lot of effort.Tunisia is ranked 77th in the FIFA chart as against India's 57th position.

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India had beaten UAE 4-1 on Saturday in the team's first overseas friendly since Thomas Dennerby took charge. But the team produced a disappointing show against Tunisia.

The friendly matches are part of preparations for the AFC Asian Cup, which will be hosted by India in January-February.

The win against 100th ranked UAE on Saturday was India's first of the year. The Blue Tigress had been winless in the five previous matches this year, though all of them was against higher ranked European sides.

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