Women’s football departs for Uzbekistan ahead of double-header

Women’s football departs for Uzbekistan ahead of double-header

Agency News

New Delhi, Aug 27: The Indian Women's National football team departed for Uzbekistan on Tuesday for their back to back International Friendlies against Uzbekistan at the Yakkasary Stadium in Tashkent.

The first match is slated for August 30, while the second is scheduled for September 2. The squad headed to Uzbekistan on the back of a preparatory camp in the Capital which had kicked-off on August 20.

Uzbekistan is currently ranked 44 in the FIFA Women’s Ranking while India are at 57.

The latest meeting between Uzbekistan and India was in February earlier this year in the Turkish Women's Cup, which ended in a solitary goal loss for India. The Indian women have had continuous game time ever since the start of the year, playing International matches in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Nepal, Turkey and Spain, along with the Hero Gold Cup, and Hero Indian Women's League in India. In July 2019, the team moved up six places in the FIFA World Rankings. (UNI)