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