1/16/2019 5:21:45 PM (GMT+3)

Indian women's team to play friendlies in Hong Kong, Indonesia

Indian women

NEW DELHI: Indian women’s team will play friendlies against Hong Kong and Indonesia as a part of their preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers Round 2.

The 25-member squad will leave for Hong Kong on Saturday to play back-to-back friendlies on January 21 and 23. Then they will visit Indonesia to play on January 27 and 30 respectively.

“In our quest to qualify from the Round 2, we have to play against tough teams and both Hong Kong and Indonesia will provide us with challenges of their own and help in our development,” said head coach Maymol Rocky. “The Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 will be a test and a challenge for all of us and we are preparing to script history and make the nation proud.”

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 are slated from April 1-9 with the draw for the same yet to take place.

Squad: Goalkeepers: Aditi Chauhan, M. Linthoingambi Devi, Sowmiya Narayansamy, Shreya Hooda
Defenders: Ashalata Devi, Sweety Devi, Jabamani Tudu, Dalima Chhibber, Lako Phuti, Michel Castanha, Poly Koley
Midfielders: Sangita Basfore, Sanju Yadav, Sumithra Kamaraj, Ranjana Chanu, Indumathi Kathiresan, Ranjita Devi, Manisha
Forwards: Roja Devi, Anju Tamang, Ratanbala Devi, Pyari Xaxa, Dangmei Grace, Sandhiya R., Mamta