Dangmei Grace interview: 'Number of matches should be increased in IWL, more clubs should be approached', says winger
While Grace admitted that Indian Women's League matches are becoming more competitive, the footballer from Manipur added that she hopes to see more women taking up football in India with the introduction of the AFC Women’s Club Championship.
The Asian Football Confederation said the draw to be held here has been postponed until further notice.
Coach Maymol Rocky says Indian women's football team are going all-out in preparation for friendlies in Uzbekistan
She said playing against quality opponents will help her side prepare for the long term goal, that is getting ready for the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup which the country is hosting.
The DY Patil Stadium (Navi Mumbai), TransStadia (Ahmedabad) and the Kalinga Stadium (Bhubaneswar) will host the matches.
Women's football in India faces an unprecedented challenge and an uncertain future with the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With its largely unprofessional structure, it runs risks of losing players and clubs.
It was felt that India, which will also have the experience of hosting the FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup later this year, were best placed among the three bidders Chinese Taipei and Uzbekistan were the other competing candidates to maximise the promotion of the women's game.