India women’s football team to play two friendly matches against Uzbekistan

first_imgIndia women’s football team to play two friendly matches against UzbekistanIndia Women’s football team had traveled to Nepal in March and successfully defended the SAFF Women’s Championship title, defeating the hosts 3-1 in the final.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiAugust 22, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 20:10 IST India Women’s football team. (Tweeted by Indian football)HIGHLIGHTSIndian women’s football team will play two friendly matches against Uzbekistan as part of its preparation for the AFC Asian Cup 2022 qualifierIndian women’s team will play the two matches at the Yakkasary Stadium, Tashkent on August 29 and September 2At the start of the year, the Indian team played two away friendlies apiece against Hong Kong and IndonesiaThe Indian women’s football team will play two friendly matches against Uzbekistan as part of its preparation for the AFC Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers.The Indian women’s team, which finished third in the COTIF Cup recently, will play the two matches at the Yakkasary Stadium, Tashkent on August 29 and September 2.As the 29-member squad started training at the preparatory camp here, head coach Maymol Rocky said that “the exposure for the team has been unprecedented, and valuable”.”Playing against so many international opponents does wonders. The players have more self-belief at the moment as they have now adept in playing against a variety of oppositions. It has improved the players, both on and off the pitch,” Maymol said.At the start of the year, the Indian team played two away friendlies apiece against Hong Kong and Indonesia, which were followed by the inaugural Hero Gold Cup that took place in Bhubaneswar, where they took on Myanmar, Nepal and Iran.After that, the team competed against Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Romania and Kazakhstan in the Turkish Women’s Cup.The Indian team traveled to Nepal in March and successfully defended the SAFF Women’s Championship title, defeating the hosts 3-1 in the final. In the 2020 Olympic Qualifiers, the team defeated Indonesia and Nepal before playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw against hosts Myanmar to bow out on goal difference.The head coach described the forthcoming double-header in Uzbekistan as a “good opportunity” to see where the team stands.”With the qualifiers for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 coming up, the matches against Uzbekistan will be an important step in our preparation,” she said.advertisementMaymol has summoned a list of 29 players for the ongoing camp in New Delhi.”After the COTIF Cup, the girls are raring to go. They look fresh. There are a few new players who have been called up. So we’re looking forward to getting them to see how they perform,” Maymol stated.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India women’s football teamlast_img read more

Partnership with Province Positions Tech Link for Market Growth

first_imgA gaming technology solutions provider in Sydney is positioning itself to compete for new contract opportunities in national and international markets. The province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), is supporting Tech Link International Entertainment Ltd. with a $1.5-million secured loan. “In the early stages of growth, supporting an innovative company like Tech Link helps position it to secure international opportunities,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris today, Aug. 18. “Tech Link’s innovative technology and ability to compete globally is in line with the province’s jobsHere plan to grow the economy.” Tech Link’s focus is on its Gameplan product, called My-Play in Nova Scotia, a responsible gaming technology that can be integrated into existing video lottery terminals. Gameplan was developed in partnership with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation and Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, and equips players with tools to limit and control their gaming habits. The product provides the player with information on how much they’ve won and lost, and how much time played. It also provides tools that allow players to limit their ability to play by setting time or monetary limits. “Demand for Tech Link’s products, particularly our responsible gaming solution, is growing,” said John Xidos, CEO of Tech Link. “The financing from NSBI will allow us to continue our work to compete for contracts opening up in the Canadian market and internationally.” In March 2011, the provincial government released its 2011 Responsible Gaming Strategy which includes mandatory adoption of the My-Play system effective April 2012. “Tech Link is establishing its presence in market,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. “The financing will position the company to capitalize on global trends in the industry.” Tech Link is a turnkey gaming technology solutions provider based in Sydney, where it employs 60 people. The company is globally recognized for pioneering responsible gaming tools and open-design products that are evolving the gaming industry. For more information visit techlinkentertainment.com Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province’s private-sector-led business development agency. Through trade development, investment attraction, business financing and venture capital, NSBI helps local companies and attracts international businesses to Nova Scotia.last_img read more