Navi Mumbai: Thomas Dennerby and his India charges will be eyeing nothing less than victory against Islamic Republic of Iran in their 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ Group A tie at the D.Y. Patil Stadium on Thursday.
Dennerby’s India will kick start their campaign against debutantes IR Iran and also have Chinese Taipei and China PR for company in Group A with the top two teams from each of the three groups - along with the two best third placed teams - advancing to the quarter-finals.
Mumbai: Head coach Shui Qingxia didn’t hold back when assessing China PR’s ambitions for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™, declaring a record extending ninth continental title is not beyond their reach.
The Steel Roses will begin their Group A campaign against Chinese Taipei at Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday.
The greatest show in Asian women’s football begins tomorrow
Maharashtra: When the first match between China PR and Chinese Taipei kicks off on Thursday at 3.30pm, it will mark the start of a thrilling campaign in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ where Asia’s leading women’s national teams go head-to-head for the coveted trophy.
Played across three venues at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, the Mumbai Football Arena and Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, the showpiece will celebrate women’s football across the Continent and provide a platform for the current and future stars to shine.
Ashalata: There is no pressure on India to succeed
Mumbai: Indian captain Ashalata Devi said her team are calm ahead of their 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Group A opener against Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday.
Ashalata, who has taken over the captain’s armband from injured striker Bala Devi, insists that India are ready to shine against the Continent’s finest.
Besides Iran, India have Chinese Taipei and China PR for company in Group A with the top two teams from each of the three groups - along with the two best third placed teams - advancing to the quarter-finals.