2020 AFC Olympic Qualifiers: Unbeaten India women eyes win against Myanmar

India women's football team played out a 1-1 draw in its opener against Nepal, but a victory in the last match over Bangladesh will help coach Maymol Rocky's side confidence going into the third match.

The Indian women's football team will lock horns with host nation , Myanmar in its final first round match of the 2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifiers on Tuesday. The Indian team will go into tomorrow's contest after a comprehensive 7-1 victory over Bangladesh. It played out a 1-1 draw in its opener against Nepal, but a victory in the last match will help coach, Maymol Rocky's side confidence going into the third match.

"7-1 is a good margin of victory. We wanted to win against Nepal but couldn't, so it was important that we won against Bangladesh," said Rocky. She added, "The girls were excellent on the day and all the credit for the win goes to them. I hope people and fans across India will appreciate the result."

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Just Like India, Myanmar too drew 1-1 against Nepal and registered a stunning victory over Bangladesh. Thus, both India and Myanmar have 4 points and will fight it out for the top spot of the group at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon tomorrow.

Talking about India's clash against the highest-rank side in the group (world rank 44), Coach Rocky stated that she expects nothing less than 3 points in the upcoming match. "We need to remain focused on the task at hand. A draw or a win will help us in the qualification race but we are thinking only about the win. The girls are motivated and I am sure they will go all out and give their 100 per cent against Myanmar," she said.

A number of Indian supporters are also expected to be in attendance for the team's match. "If the stadium has even one Indian flag, it will definitely cheer up the girls. I urge the Indians in Myanmar to come out and cheer for us. For the fans back home, I request everyone to continue giving their support and ask you to keep us in your prayers," Rocky said, signing off.

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