The Blue Tigresses beat Egypt in the first friendly match.
After edging past Egypt in the first friendly, India now face Jordan in the second international friendly at the Prince Mohammed Stadium in Zarqa on April 09 (Saturday).
Young Priyangka Devi scored the lone goal in the first half to help the Indian women’s team go past Egypt and achieve a historic result. This was also Priyangka’s first-ever goal for the national team.
“It was a memorable night for me against Egypt. It was my first match for the senior team, and I also managed to score the goal for my country, which makes it all the more special,” said Priyangka on her historic goal. “I hope to continue in this form and do greater things for my nation.”
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Head coach Thomas Dennerby hinted towards giving opportunities to more youngsters in the second friendly against Jordan.
“We are trying to build for the longer term. We need to start giving match time to the younger players. The focus is not so much on the results, though we do want to win,” said the 62-year-old. “The main focus is on performance and giving opportunities to young players.”
He also urged the Indian football association to arrange more international matches for the national team.
“It’s a good way to start playing games again. A small three-nation tournament – there is no special reason behind it other than to build for the future,” said Dennerby. “The aim should be to play games in every open FIFA window, and add some extra games before competitions. That is normally enough.”