FIFA Friendlies: Injured Bala Devi misses out as India name 23-member squad for UAE, Bahrain friendlies

FIFA Friendlies: Injured Bala Devi misses out as India squad for UAE
FIFA Friendlies: Injured Bala Devi misses out as India squad for UAE

FIFA Friendlies: Indian women’s team head coach Thomas Dennerby has named a 23-member squad for the upcoming friendly matches in the UAE and Bahrain, starting from Saturday.

FIFA Friendlies: The team, that is currently camping in Jamshedpur with the help of the Government of Jharkhand, will travel to New Delhi on Wednesday and will then travel to the UAE for two friendly matches against the United Arab Emirates National Team (October 2) and the Tunisia national team (October 4). The team will subsequently travel to Bahrain, where they will play two friendlies against the Bahrain national team (October 10) and the Chinese Taipei national team (October 13).


Head coach Thomas Dennerby stated, “After training for about a month in Jharkhand, we are extremely happy to be going for these friendly matches in the UAE and Bahrain. These matches will be essential for us to gauge how far the girls have progressed during the training camp, as they will be pitted against some tough teams.”

FIFA Friendlies: Injured Bala Devi misses out as India name 23-member squad for UAE, Bahrain friendlies

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“We are all looking forward to these matches, and are thankful to the authorities for arranging them during such difficult circumstances in a pandemic,” coach Thomas Dennerby said in an AIFF release.

FIFA Friendlies Schedule:
October 2: India vs UAE
October 4: India vs Tunisia
October 10: India vs Bahrain
October 13: India vs Chinese Taipei
Squad: Goalkeepers: Aditi Chauhan, Maibam Linthoingambi Devi, Shreya Hooda.
Defenders: Dalima Chhibber, Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Ashalata Devi, Ranjana Chanu, Michel Castanha, Manisa Panna, Astam Oraon.

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Midfielders: Sangita Basfore, Indumathi Kathiresan, Sanju, Martina Thokchom.
Forwards: Dangmei Grace, Anju Tamang,Sandhiya Ranganathan, Soumya Guguloth, Manisha Kalyan, Sumati Kumari, Pyari Xaxa, Renu.