New Delhi, April 2: The Indian women’s soccer team left for Jordan on Saturday for two friendlies against Egypt and Jordan next week.
The Blue Tigresses had earlier gathered in Goa for a short training camp, before leaving for Jordan, where they will face Egypt on April 5 and Jordan on April 8, the AIFF said in a report on its official website.
The team had a brief training camp in Goa and now travels to Jordan with a 23-man squad for the two friendlies.
Head coach Thomas Dennerby has picked a number of youngsters into the squad such as defender Kristina Devi, midfielder Martina Thokchom and forward Mariyammal Balamurugan who previously played in different age groups.
“Of course we want to have two very good games against quality opponents. We have the same respect for both, but we have a very good team ourselves and we hope to have two good performances,” Dennerby said.
Schedule: April 5: India vs Egypt, 22:30 IST April 8: Jordan vs India, 22:30 IST The 23-member team traveling to Jordan:
GOALKEEPERS: Aditi Chauhan, Shreya Hooda, Sowmiya Narayanasamy. DEFENDERS: Dalima Chhibber, Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Ashalata Devi, Ranjana Chanu, Manisa Panna, Kritina Devi. MIDFIELDERS: Anju Tamang, Sandhiya Ranganathan, Karthika Angamuthu, Ratanbala Devi, Priyangka Devi, Sanju, Martina Thokchom. FORWARDS: Grace Dangmei, Soumya Guguloth, Manisha, Pyari Xaxa, Renu, Mariyammal Balamurugan.