India women's team to play friendlies against Hong Kong and Indonesia

The India women's football team will play two matches each against Hong Kong and Indonesia later this month.

The women's national football team will play round two of the Olympic qualifiers in April this year.   -  AIFF Media

The India women’s football team will be playing two matches each against Hong Kong and Indonesia in preparation for round two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers.

The 25-member squad will leave to Hong Kong on January 19 and play back-to-back friendlies on January 21 and 23 after which it will travel to Indonesia to play matches on January 27 and January 30.

“In our quest to qualify from the Round 2, we have to play against tough teams and both Hong Kong and Indonesia will provide us with challenges of their own and help in our development,” said head coach Maymol Rocky. “The Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 will be a test and a challenge for all of us and we are preparing to script history and make the nation proud.”

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers round round two is scheduled between April 1-9 with the draw for the same yet to take place.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Aditi Chauhan, M. Linthoingambi Devi, Sowmiya Narayansamy, Shreya Hooda

Defenders: Ashalata Devi, Sweety Devi, Jabamani Tudu, Dalima Chhibber, Lako Phuti, Michel Castanha, Poly Koley

Midfielders: Sangita Basfore, Sanju Yadav, Sumithra Kamaraj, Ranjana Chanu, Indumathi Kathiresan, Ranjita Devi, Manisha

Forwards: Roja Devi, Anju Tamang, Ratanbala Devi, Pyari Xaxa, Dangmei Grace, Sandhiya R., Mamta


India’s fixtures:

January 21: vs Hong Kong

January 23: vs Hong Kong

January 27: vs Indonesia

January 30: vs Indonesia

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