The Indian women’s football team believes that the tri-nation tournament which kicks off on November 26 in Brazil is essential, but the ultimate goal is to have the best preparation, ahead of the AFC Asian Cup of the year. next.
“Brazil is, of course, a very great team. They have so much experience against tough opponents, and I’m sure they will play at a high level. It will be a good experience to bring this experience to the Asian Cup, and we will use this experience to move forward together, ”said midfielder Indumathi Kathiresan.
The Indian women’s team have already played in six different countries in 2021 – Turkey, Serbia, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sweden. With Brazil set to be the seventh country to set foot on the turf, goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan weighed in on the importance of playing such matches to prepare for big tournaments.
“I think these international matches are very useful for the team. Not only to be able to play side by side but also to understand each other. Also in the past we have gained a lot of experience and we look forward to the same in the next ones in Brazil, ”said Aditi.
Whether it’s Chinese Taipei, Tunisia, Dhurgardens or Brazil, the team’s ultimate goal remains the same: to use these matches as a launching pad to prepare for the AFC Asian Cup, which will be held in India next year.
“The simple opportunity to travel to different countries and play against teams will help us reflect on our performance individually and as a team. They also help us achieve our goals and be aware of what needs to be worked on, areas where we need to improve, ahead of the Asian Cup, ”added Indumathi.
Defender Dalima Chhibber is a player who has had the opportunity to play in the Western Hemisphere lately, and she believes the three matches will be played at an extremely fast pace.
“I had the experience of sharing the field with players from South America when I played in Canada. I can tell you that the players in this part of the world are extremely skilled and the teams tend to play at a very fast pace, ”explained Chhibber.
“They also have a lot of experienced players, but we will continue to do our best. We are preparing for something big – if we do well in the Asian Cup, we can also qualify for the World Cup. So the focus remains on that. “
November 26: Brazil vs India
November 29: India vs. Chile
December 2: India vs. Venezuela
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