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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: India eves to play against Italy and Netherlands

The 24 group stage games will conclude on October 18 and the matches will be shared among all three host states – Odisha, Goa and Maharashtra.

VS Aravind Edited by: VS Aravind New Delhi Published on: June 17, 2022 13:20 IST
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India will host the U-17 Women's World Cup 2022. 

The India U-17 Women's football team will travel to Italy and Norway for a preparatory camp ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to be held in India. 

Bhubaneswar, Goa and Mumbai will be hosting the prestigious event in as part of U-17 women's team will travel to Italy and Norway for competing in two tournaments as part of its preparation for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup.

List of 23 players:

Goalkeepers: Monalisa Devi, Hempriya Seram, Keisham Melody Chanu
Defenders: Astam Oraon, Kajal, Bhumika Mane, Naketa, Purnima Kumari, Shubhangi Singh, Sudha Ankita Tirkey, Varshika
Midfielders: Babina Devi, Gladys Zonunsangi, Misha Bhandari, Pinku Devi, Nitu Linda, Shailja
Forwards: Anita Kumari, Kajol Dzouza, Neha, Rejiya Devi Laishram, Shelia Devi, Lynda Kom Serto

India is set to play three group stage matches at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and the official draw will take place on June 24. 

India eves will play two tournaments during their exposure tour – the 6th Torneo Female Football Tournament in Italy from June 22-26 and Open Nordic Tournament WU16 in Norway from July 1-7.

This will be the first time the team is participating in the Nordic tournament.

India will face Italy on June 22 at the Gradisca d'lsonzo Stadium. Apart from India, Chile, Italy and Mexico will also be participating in the event, according to a press release issued by All India Football Federation (AIFF).

In the Open Nordic Tournament WU16 in Norway, eight teams will compete against each other - Netherlands, India, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland and Sweden.

India will face the Netherlands on July 1 at the Strommen Arena. Head Coach Thomas Dennerby who took charge of the team earlier this year has selected 23 players who will be playing the international games.

(Inputs PTI)