Indian women’s football team aim for first win of year in friendly against United Arab Emirates | Football news
The Indian women’s soccer team are reportedly aiming for their first victory this year when they face the United Arab Emirates in an international friendly here on Saturday.
The Blue Tigress have not achieved any wins in the five matches played so far this year, although they have all been pitted against top-ranked European teams.
The Indians, ranked 57th, are said to be looking for their first victory in 2021 against the 100th-ranked United Arab Emirates in the FIFA rankings in the friendly match to be played as part of the Asian Cup preparations of the AFC, which will be hosted by the country in January February.
Thomas Dennerby’s side will then play against Tunisia, ranked 77th on the FIFA list, on Monday at the same venue.
After spending a month at Jamshedpur at a national camp under Dennerby’s watch, the players are eager to play their first international game in six months. They last played an international game in April and suffered a 1-2 loss to Belarus
“We put a lot of effort into all the sessions. We do five technical and tactical sessions, we do running sessions, we also play friendly matches against local teams. We are training hard for the Asian Cup. next year, ”Dennerby said.
The UEFA Pro License coach brings his own philosophy of great play to the team, and it’s a philosophy where the whole team strives to find a balance in attack and defense.
“When it comes to defense, our team needs to be organized. Every player needs to know exactly what to do. We want the team to be compact and we are working on it,” said the Swede who took charge of the team. . earlier this year.
“And then we also want this compact team to get the ball back, and when we do, of course, sometimes we want to counterattack quickly, and sometimes we want to slow them down and play with the ball,” he said. . Explain.
Dennerby hopes that a good run from India in the Asian Cup will go a long way in popularizing women’s football in the country.
“The mission is to have a successful Asian Cup next year. In Sweden, women’s football is huge. In Nigeria, where I have also coached, football is like a religion. In India, popularity n “maybe not that much. But it’s also one of the exciting parts of the job for me,” he said.
“If we have a successful tournament it could be huge for India. And if you look at the game, in terms of physical and tactical games, I have to say we have a lot of players who can play at a very high level. “
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