Indian Women’s Football Team Narrowly Defeated by Myanmar

Indian Women's Football

In a closely contested match, the Indian women’s football team suffered a 2-1 loss to hosts Myanmar in their first international friendly encounter. The game took place at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon on Tuesday.

Indian Women’s Football Team against Myanmar

Myanmar secured their victory with goals from Win Theingi Tun (14’) and San Thaw Thaw (74’). These crucial strikes came from set pieces, highlighting Myanmar’s proficiency in dead-ball situations. India’s Pyari Xaxa briefly restored parity with her 57th-minute goal, but it wasn’t enough to secure a win.

India fought hard for an equalizer. In the 18th minute, Anju Tamang’s corner almost resulted in a goal, but Soumya Guguloth’s header missed the mark. Later, Karishma capitalized on a defensive error, setting up Pyari Xaxa’s goal.

Myanmar maintained control throughout the game, with their second goal coming from a low free-kick by May Thet Mon Myint. San Thaw Thaw capitalized on the Indian defence’s lapse to score and secure the win.

Unfortunately, this loss continues India’s winless streak against Myanmar, spanning six encounters. In the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers in Mandalay in 2019, India drew 3-3 with Myanmar, but this time, the hosts emerged victorious.

The Indian women’s team will have another chance to face Myanmar in the second football-friendly match scheduled for July 12.

Despite the narrow defeat, the Indian team’s resilience and determination remain commendable. They continue to strive for success on the international stage, learning from each match and building towards future victories.

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