Indian women's football team prepares for 2nd round of 2020 Olympic qualifiers

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 16, 2019, 05:55 PM(IST)

Indian women's football team. (Source: @IndianFootball). Photograph:( Twitter )

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The Indian women's football team will play two matches each against Hong Kong and Indonesia to prepare for the second round of Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers.  

The Indian women's football team will play two matches each against Hong Kong and Indonesia in a bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. 

The official handle of football India tweeted to inform that a twenty-five member Indian women's senior national team will travel to Hong Kong to play back-to-back friendlies on January 21 and 23. 

After that, they 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," head coach Maymol Rocky said.

"The Olympic qualifiers will be a test and a challenge for all of us and we are preparing to script history and make the nation proud," he added. 

The second round of the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers is slated to be held from April 1-9 with the draw for the same yet to take place. 

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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.

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