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Football: U-17 Indian Women’s team leaves for Exposure Tour of Spain

Football: U-17 Indian Women’s team leaves for Exposure Tour of Spain

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New Delhi: The Indian Women’s U-17 team travelled to Spain on Saturday, September 24, 2022, as part of Exposure tour.

The football teams are expected to play international-friendly matches next week. These friendlies have been planned as part of the Indian team’s preparation for the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022.

The 23-member squad that travelled to the European country with support staff included Melody Chanu Keisham, Monalisha Devi Moirangthem, Anjali Munda, Astam Oraon, Gladys Zonunsangi, Kajal, Naketa, Purnima Kumari, Varshika, Shilky Devi Hemam, Nikita Jude, Babina Devi Lisham, Nitu Linda, Shailja, Shubhangi Singh, Anita Kumari, Lynda Kom Serto, Neha, Rejiya Devi Laishram, Shelia Devi Loktongbam, Kajol Hubert Dsouza, Lavanya Upadhyay, and Sudha Ankita Tirkey, with head coach Thomas Dennerby.

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 will be hosted by India and is scheduled to be held between October 11 and October 30, 2022.

According to an official statement, “India is focused on the growth of women’s football and the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 will expedite its progress as the nation prepares for its biggest football carnival. With the best players in the U-17 category from around the world making their way to India from October 11 to October 30, the people of this nation will have a chance to witness a very high level of competitive football.”

(Avya Mathur)

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