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BREAKING NEWS: India U19 girls advance to Qualification Round 2

India U19 Women's national team

The Indian U19 Women’s national team has advanced to the Qualification Round 2 for the AFC U19 Women’s Championship 2013.

The Indian team won their first match 1-0 against Bangladesh courtesy to a goal by Nikhila Thumbayil on Saturday and they took on Uzbekistan in the final Round 1 Qualifier today.

Anita Rawat scored the lone of the game to hand India a 1-0 win against Uzbekistan and a spot Qualification Round 2. India finishes at the top of the Group A table with six points out of two matches.

The Indian team will join the teams placed 6 and 7 in the last edition of the competition, the two other group winners and the three group runner-ups from the Qualification Round 1.

The teams will be divided into two groups of four teams and the matches will be played in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

21-Tikina Samal; 4-Gayathri Ramasamy, 16-Komal Kumari, 17-Rachita Malik; 7-Subhaprava Rout, 9-Kshetrimayum Margaret Devi (61′ 20-Raksha Pawar, 90’+1′ 26-Veerpal Kaur Bawa), 11-Sangita Basfore [C], 10-Dangmei Grace, 12-Lako Phuti Bhutia, 14-Nikhila Thumbayil, 15-Anita Rawat