PV Priya Announces 20-Member Squad For SAFF U-17 Women's Championship


(MENAFN- IANS) New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India U-17 women's national team head coach P.V Priya on Thursday announced a 20-member squad that will travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the SAFF U-17 Women's Championship starting on March 20.

The tournament will be held in collaboration with UEFA.

The India U-17 team has been in a training camp in Indore, preparing for the tournament, for the past two months. The team played two friendlies against Jordan in February, winning both games in an emphatic fashion (7-0 and 6-0).

The tournament will be played in a single game round robin format with five teams participating in it - India, hosts Bangladesh, defending champions Nepal, Bhutan and Russia.

India will play the opener against defending champions Nepal on March 20.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Anisha Oraon, Khushi Kumari, Shreya Sharma

Defenders: Heena Khatun, Thoi Thoi Devi Yendrenbam, Juhi Singh, Akhila Rajan, Vikshit Bara, Nishima Kumari, Thoibisana Chanu Toijam

Midfielders: Menaka Devi Lourembam, Shilji Shaji, Babita Kumari, Shaulina Dang, Shivani Toppo, Shibani Devi Nongmeikapam, Lalita Boypai, Ribahunshisha Kharshiing

Forwards: Pooja, Cindy Remruatpuii Colney

Schedule:

March 20: Nepal vs India

March 24: India vs Bangladesh

March 26: India vs Bhutan

March 28: Russia vs India

--IANS

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