The Indian women were on a four-game exposition tour, playing two friendly games in the United Arab Emirates and as many in Bahrain for two weeks.

Published: October 29, 2021 11:56 AM |

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NEW DELHI: Positive results at the AFC Asian Cup next year will be the first step on his long and arduous path to a dream qualification for the FIFA World Cup, says Indian striker Renu.

Last year, Praful Patel, President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) believed that the Indian women’s team could qualify for the World Cup earlier than the men’s team, which lifts the spirits of the country’s women players.

“One such statement is Very motivating for us. Qualifying for the World Cup is our dream. But right now our entire focus is on the AFC Asian Cup. If we do well in it, it can help us do better at the World Cup. ” Qualifications and we’ll build from there.

The Haryana-born player made her senior debut for India in April as a substitute in a 2-1 friendly defeat by Belarus.

A few years earlier she came from the bank to score five goals against Pakistan in qualifying for the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship.

Recently, Renu scored the only goal when the Indian team took a moral win against senior Chinese Taipei in a friendly in Bahrain won. Regarding the specific areas where the team improved during their recent trip to the UAE and Bahrain, she said, “We get great exposure in these games. We play against strong, well-placed teams. This experience will be a great one . ” important if we play the AFC Cup because we will meet good teams there too.

“This tour also helps us to improve our speed and physical fitness in the run-up to the tournament.”

The Indian women were on a four-game exposition tour, playing two friendly games in the United Arab Emirates and as many in Bahrain for two weeks.

These friendly games were part of the Indian team’s preparations for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, which the country will hold in January / Next February will host.

When asked how the team rates their performance in the last few games, she said, “We’re more focused than the results on our performance, which was good. We’re just trying to do that to gain as much experience as possible from this tour. ” . “

A big year awaits women’s football in India, where the country is hosting the Asian Cup as well as the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

It’s a great opportunity for the team to climb the ladder and that Reach the next level in world football, said Renu.

“This is a wonderful opportunity, especially for Indian women’s football. It will bring more motivation and valuable experience. It will give the U-17 girls the opportunity to play internationally with the best teams from around the world. “

” You will bring this experience to the senior national team in the years to come. So this is a great opportunity to help shape the future of Indian women’s football. “

After touring the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the Indian team traveled to Sweden to play against Swedish women’s Premier League clubs Hammarby and Djurgårdens IF.

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