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India names squad for Women's Olympic Qualifier Round 1 

Published at :March 30, 2023 at 4:19 AM
Modified at :March 30, 2023 at 6:18 PM
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Senior Women's National Team to play against Kyrgyz Republic in a two-match series after Turkmenistan pulls out of the qualifiers.

Senior Women's National Team head coach Thomas Dennerby, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, named a 22-member squad for the Women's Olympic Qualifier Round 1 to be played in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from April 4.

Apart from India, the hosts Kyrgyz Republic are the only other team in Group G after Turkmenistan pulled out of the tournament. The two teams will play each other twice on April 4 and April 7, 2023.

The Blue Tigresses will reach the Kyrgyz Republic from Uzbekistan, where they played a friendly match against the Uzbekistan National team as part of the preparations for the Olympic qualifier.

The Senior Indian Women's National Team also played two friendly games in Jordan.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Sowmiya Narayansamy, Shreya Hooda and Elangbam Panthoi

Defenders: Ashalata Devi, Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Ranjana Chanu, Michel Castanha, Dalima Chhibber, Manisa Panna and Juli Kishan

Midfielders: Shilky Devi Hemam, Anju Tamang, Indumathi Kathiresan, Sangita Basfore and Karthika Angamuthu

Forwards: Grace Dangmei, Soumya Guguloth, Renu, Karishma Shirvoikar, Sandhiya Ranganathan and Apurna Narzary

Head Coach: Thomas Dennerby