The Indian ladies’s U-17 soccer staff will play in opposition to Thailand and Sweden in a three-nation world event in Mumbai beginning December 13 as a part of its arrangements for subsequent 12 months’s Fifa U-17 Global Cup to be held within the nation.

“With the arrangements and build-up (for 2020 Fifa Girls’s U-17 Global Cup) in complete swing, Mumbai Soccer Enviornment will play host the U-17 Girls’s Soccer Event 2019 – a first-of-its-kind world event for women that can see India tackle Sweden and Thailand, each powerhouses within the international ladies’s sport,” the All India soccer Federation mentioned in a remark.

AIFF Basic Secretary Kushal Das spoke in regards to the significance of festival as a part of the build-up for subsequent 12 months’s U-17 Global Cup.

“With the Fifa Global Cup at the horizon this can be a good chance for the Indian staff to play the likes of Sweden and Thailand. I want the groups all of the highest for the contest.

India U-17 Global Cup trainer Thomas Dennerby felt the event will get advantages the staff.

“You will need to to play world friendlies in opposition to sturdy combatants. It is helping us to be informed extra about choice making in crunch scenarios, but even so serving to us to deal with the tempo of the sport,” he mentioned.

“The gamers and all of the workforce are very a lot taking a look ahead to the event. It’s an acid take a look at which used to be very a lot wanted.”

Sweden ranks as one of the vital best international locations on the earth in ladies’s soccer, with their senior aspect completing 3rd within the Fifa Girls’s Global Cup 2019 in France, the AIFF mentioned.

Thailand too are thought to be one of the vital best international locations in Asia in ladies’s soccer, having secured consecutive {qualifications} within the remaining two Fifa Girls’s Global Cups at the side of a fourth-place end on the AFC Girls’s Asian Cup 2018 in Jordan.

Fixtures of 3-nation event:

December 13: India vs Sweden

December 15: Sweden vs Thailand

December 17: Thailand vs India

December 19: Ultimate (Crew winner vs Crew runner-up)

Indian squad:

Goalkeepers: Manju Ganjhu, Anshika, Tanu

Defenders: Purnima Kumari, Jyoti Kumari, Nirmala Devi Phanjoubam, Shilky Devi Hemam, Kritina Devi Thounaojam, Nisha, Astam Oraon

Midfielders: Martina Thokchom, Priyangka Devi Naorem, Babina Devi Lisham, Amisha Baxla, Aveka Singh, Kiran, Daisy Crasto, Sunita Munda, Mariyammal Balamurugan

Forwards: Sumati Kumari, Lynda Kom Serto, Sai Sankhe.

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