3/27/2019 12:45:09 PM (GMT+3)

Indian women begin Olympic Qualifiers campaign on April 3

Indian women begin Olympic Qualifiers campaign on April 3

NEW DELHI, India: Indian women’s team will launch their AFC Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 campaign Mandalay, Myanmar, on April 3.

India has been clubbed with Myanmar, Nepal and Indonesia in Group B.

“Arriving 8 days in advance for the Olympic Qualifiers will help us to acclimatize faster. It’s an early advantage which we need to cash upon,” said coach Maymol Rocky after the reached Mandalay. “If you look at bigger tournaments, teams always arrive early.”

India are currently unbeaten in the last 23 matches at the SAFF Championship, and have headed to the AFC Qualifiers with an experience of 14 International matches since January, 2019.

“It usually takes two to three days for a player to fully acclimatize to a new set-up. We are confident that we shall be cent percent ready for the first match, despite the hot, and humid weather,” she added.

“The temperatures in Biratnagar during the SAFF Championship served as a warm-up in this regard as well. The girls responded well to the conditions, and I am sure they will adapt in Myanmar too.”