Indian Women’s Football Team to play two friendlies against Uzbekistan in Hyderabad

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Indian Women's Football Team

The Indian senior women’s football team is set to play two friendly matches against Uzbekistan on May 31 and June 4 in Tashkent. These matches are part of the upcoming FIFA women’s international match window.

30 probables announced for the Women’s Football Team

Head coach Langam Chaoba Devi announced a probables list of 30 players on Monday, May 6, 2024. These players will join the national team camp beginning on May 16 in Hyderabad. The two-week training camp will be held at Sreenidi Deccan FC’s Deccan Arena in Hyderabad.

The team, fondly known as the Blue Tigresses, will leave for Uzbekistan on May 29. India was last in action during the Turkish Women’s Cup in February, where they finished runners-up to Kosovo in Alanya.

India last faced Uzbekistan in November 2023 at the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers Round 2, which was also held in Tashkent. The hosts won 3-0 on that occasion. India is currently ranked 66th in the FIFA World Rankings, while Uzbekistan is 48th.

Mr M Satyanarayan, AIFF Acting Secretary General, said, “This is the second international trip during the FIFA match window for the senior women’s team this year after the runners-up finish in Turkey. They will take on Uzbekistan, who are ranked much above them, and these two games will be a good learning curve for the Blue Tigresses.”

The 30-member probables list for the Indian senior women’s team’s Hyderabad camp includes goalkeepers Anshika, Maibam Linthoingambi Devi, Moirangthem Monalisha Devi, Nandini, Payal Ramesh Basude, Shreya Hooda; defenders Aruna Bag, Astam Oraon, Hemam Shilky Devi, Juli Kishan, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi, Sanju, Sorokhaibam Ranjana Chanu, Thounaojam Kritina Devi, Wangkhem Linthoingambi Devi; midfielders Anju Tamang, Karthika Angamuthu, Naorem Priyangka Devi, Pavithra Murugesan, Sangita Basfore; and forwards Jyothi, Kajol Hubert Dsouza, Karishma Purushottam Shirvoikar, Kaviya Pakkirisamy, Lynda Kom Serto, Manisha, Neha, Pyari Xaxa, Sandhiya Ranganathan, Soumya Guguloth.

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