India senior women’s soccer team plays the first of two friendlies against Jordan on Sunday

India senior women’s team meets Jordan in the first of two friendly matches at Petra Stadium in Amman, Jordan on Sunday. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. IST. These games will be played as part of India’s preparations for the 1st Round of the Asian Qualifying Round of the 2024 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in the Kyrgyz Republic next month, according to a press release from the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Jordan have been a familiar opponent for India of late, with the Blue Tigresses also beating them 1-0 in a friendly last year. Jordan is 69th in the FIFA rankings, eight places behind India. “Obviously it’s important to play games like this to prepare for the Olympic qualifiers. Jordan are a strong team. We played them in April last year and won after a second-half goal from Manisha,” said India head coach Thomas Dennerby.

“They have a physical team with some really good players – a tough top striker (Maysa Jbarah). We need to play well to deal with Jordan,” the Swede added. India’s 23-man squad is missing a number of key players through injuries and club commitments. While experienced names like Aditi Chauhan and Bala Devi were substituted injured in last month’s friendlies against Nepal in Chennai, strikers Manisha Kalyan and Soumya Guguloth are absent as they are in Europe with their clubs (Apollon Limassol and Dinamo Zagreb respectively) and may close Only watch the Indian camp when the FIFA International Window begins on April 3rd.

“The number of injured players worries me a bit. It would have been better if everyone had been here. But we’re working to do the best for the team with the players we have. We still have a good one Cadre, there’s no doubt about that.” ‘ Dennerby said. “Even without some key strikers, I hope we can have a good attacking game, create chances and score goals, but it will be a tough game against a good team,” he concluded.

The Jordan FA has informed the AIFF that the two friendlies (19th and 22nd March) will not be broadcast live. The 23-strong squad is made up as follows:

Goalkeepers: Sowmiya Narayanasamy, Shreya Hooda and Elangbam Panthoi Chanu. Defenders: Ashalata Devi Loitongbam, Sweety Devi Ngangbam, Ritu Rani, Ranjana Chanu Sorokhaibam, Michel Castanha, Dalima Chhibber, Manisa Panna and Juli Kishan.

Midfielders: Shilky Devi Hemam, Anju Tamang, Indumathi Kathiresan, Sangita Basfore, Roja Devi Asem, Karthika Angamuthu and Kashmina. Forwards: Grace Dangmei, Renu, Karishma Shirvoikar, Sandhiya Ranganathan and Apurna Narzary. (ANI)

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