New Delhi, After playing out a memorable 1-1 draw away to Vietnam in a friendly match, the Indian women’s football team’s next assignment will be the upcoming South Asian Games which will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal from December 1-10.
The Indian team will undergo a training camp in Kolkata from November 20-29 to prepare for the same, with head coach Maymol Rocky having called up 30 players. Talking about the camp, Maymol stated that there is “increased confidence” in the team after the result against Vietnam and that these 10 days will offer her a great opportunity to assess the fresh faces in the team.
Making their return to the national team fold are the likes of Dalima Chhibber and Sandhiya Ranganathan, who were part of the team that won the SAFF Women’s Championship earlier this year – the last time this side played in Nepal.
The Indian women’s team will go into the South Asian Games as defending champions, having won the gold medal in the 2016 edition – where Nepal were vanquished 4-0 in the final that took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong. Striker Bala Devi, who is currently in Scotland for a week-long trial with Rangers WFC, will report to the camp by the end of the week.