20 players have been shortlisted for the India U-19 Women’s National Team for the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Qualifiers 2016, which is slated to kick-off in Hanoi, Vietnam, after a month long preparatory camp which took place at the Sports Authority of India complex in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
India has been clubbed in Group D for the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship Qualifiers alongwith hosts Vietnam and Iran. The Indian eves clash swords against Iran on November 2, 2016 before taking on Vietnam on November 4, 2016.
“We have been clubbed with hosts Vietnam and a strong Iran, both of whom are tough opponents. We have to be on our toes throughout the Championship to secure a berth in the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship next year”, Head Coach Sajid Dar had earlier told AIFF Media.
“The temperature and the humidity levels (in Vietnam) are pretty similar to us and hopefully, we can perform up to our potential”, he added.
INDIA U-19 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SQUAD
Linthoingambi Devi (Manipur), Monika (Haryana), Vanshika Rana (Delhi)
Jabamani Tudu (Odisha), Sweety Devi (Manipur), Poonam Sharma (Haryana), Thahenbi Devi (Manipur), Eva Panna (Odisha), Purnima Linda (Jharkhand)
Grace Lalrampari (Mizoram), Hemolata Devi (Manipur), Puja Toppo (Jharkhand), Ratanbala Devi (Manipur), Ranjibala Devi (Manipur), Simriti Girish (WIFA)
Vanlalhriattiri (Mizoram), Kashmina (Manipur), Ranjana Chanu (Manipur), G. Sowmya (Telangana), Roja Devi (Manipur)
Sajid Dar (Head Coach)
India’s fixtures in the AFC U-19 Qualifiers:
November 2: India vs Iran
November 4: India vs Vietnam
(Report & Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)