India announces football squad for women's Olympic qualifiers.

If India progresses to the next round, it will be the first time that India crosses the first qualifying round of the Olympic qualifiers.

Over the last two weeks, the Indian women's team was camped in Mumbai to prepare for the upcoming qualifiers   -  AIFF

The Indian senior national women's football team will travel to Myanmar for the first round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifying tournament later this month. On Friday, head coach Maymol Rocky named the final squad of players that will make the trip to Yangon.

Over the last two weeks, the players were camped in Mumbai to prepare for the upcoming qualifiers. Talking about the team, Rocky said, "The girls are ready and looking forward to play. We will enter the tournament with a positive mindset among the players as well as the entire staff. Our aim is to go through to the next round and we are looking forward to that. We need to qualify and I'm confident that we will do so."

The Indian team will take on Nepal in its first encounter on November 8, followed by Bangladesh on November 11 and host Myanmar on November 13. If India progresses to the next round, it will be the first time that India crosses the first qualifying round of the Olympic qualifiers.

The team selected is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: E. Panthoi Chanu, Aditi Chauhan, M. Linthoingambi Devi

DEFENDERS: L. Ashalata Devi, Manisha Panna, Ng. Sweety Devi, Jabamani Tudu, Dalima Chhibber, Pyari Xaxa

MIDFIELDERS: Sangita Basfore, Sanju Yadav, Margaret Devi, Ranjana Chanu, Indumathi Kathiresan

FORWARDS: Y. Kamala Devi, Anju Tamang, N. Ratanbala Devi, Ng. Bala Devi, Dangmei Grace, R. Sandhiya Ranganathan

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