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Indian women’s football team ready for Egypt challenge

The Indian women’s football team returns to action for the first time after the Asian Cup debacle earlier this year with an international friendly against lower-ranked Egypt here on Wednesday. The national team was forced to withdraw from the group stage of the AFC Asian Cup, which India hosted in January-February, after it failed to field a team due to a COVID-19 outbreak inside its bio-bubble in Mumbai. The match against 95th ranked Egypt at the Prince Mohammed Stadium will be the first time they will play after that disappointment. The team was hoping to qualify for the 2023 FIFA World Cup from the Asian Cup. The Indian team is currently ranked 59th in the world. Indian women’s team head coach Thomas Dennerby feels that putting up a good performance after a break will be important fo...
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Indian women’s football team to play two international friendly matches

The Indian women’s team will play two international friendly matches — against Egypt and Jordan — in April, the All India Football Federation said on Monday. The matches will be played in Jordan on April 5 (against Egypt) and 8 (against Jordan). “The senior women’s national team will be playing Egypt and Jordan in two friendly matches, both of which are to be played in Jordan from April 5-8, 2022,” the AIFF said in a release. “The Blue Tigresses will thereafter, be joining their respective clubs for the upcoming Hero IWL season.” The training camp of the 30-member Indian squad under head coach Thomas Dennerby began in Goa on Monday. The team will leave for Jordan on Saturday. Dennerby was with the national U-18 team which won the SAFF Championships in Jamshedpur last week. Astam Oraon,...