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Star footballer Bala Devi advises young girls to ignore negative comments from people, rather focus on themselves
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Star footballer Bala Devi advises young girls to ignore negative comments from people, rather focus on themselves

Bala, who joined Rangers Women FC of Scotland to become the first Indian woman to sign a professional contract with a European club, said family support is crucial in this regard.

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: We have enough quality to qualify for the World Cup, says Bala Devi
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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: We have enough quality to qualify for the World Cup, says Bala Devi

Indian women's football path-breaker N Bala Devi feels the team has enough quality to do well in the ongoing AFC Asian Cup and secure a maiden qualification to next FIFA World Cup.

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Bala Devi confident of good performance from India in the tournament
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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Bala Devi confident of good performance from India in the tournament

Star footballer Bala Devi feels the key for India to do well in the women's Asian Cup will be to stay calm and not get ahead of themselves.

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Hosts India name 23-member squad, recovering Bala Devi misses out
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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Hosts India name 23-member squad, recovering Bala Devi misses out

While the All India Football Federation has not named a captain yet, the experienced Ashalata Devi is likely to lead the side in the continental tournament starting 20 January.

Thomas Dennerby hopes for minimum of 10 games before AFC Asian Cup, reveals Bala Devi could miss tournament
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Thomas Dennerby hopes for minimum of 10 games before AFC Asian Cup, reveals Bala Devi could miss tournament

Dennerby said the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has limited India's chances of playing international games ahead of the AFC Women's Asian Cup in 2022.

Forward Bala Devi, midfielder Manisha Kalyan named winners at annual AIFF awards
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Forward Bala Devi, midfielder Manisha Kalyan named winners at annual AIFF awards

Indian team forward Bala Devi has been named as the AIFF Women's 'Footballer of the Year', with young gun Manisha winning the 'Emerging Player' award for the 2020-21 season.

AIFF recommends Sunil Chhetri for Khel Ratna, Bala Devi's name put up for Arjuna Award
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AIFF recommends Sunil Chhetri for Khel Ratna, Bala Devi's name put up for Arjuna Award

National women's football team striker Bala Devi, who is currently playing for Rangers in the Scottish Women's Premier League, has been recommended for the coveted Arjuna Award.

Rangers FC’s Bala Devi reveals struggles during lockdown in Scotland, credits club for turning things around
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Rangers FC’s Bala Devi reveals struggles during lockdown in Scotland, credits club for turning things around

Over the course of the past couple of months, Bala Devi has gone from strength to strength, and has become a vital cog in a Rangers side that is currently second in the SWPL table.

Indian goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan signs for Icelandic club Hamar Hveragerdi
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Indian goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan signs for Icelandic club Hamar Hveragerdi

Hamar Hveragerdi compete in the third division of the women’s football league in Iceland.

Bala Devi says U-17 World Cup will help change overall mindset about women's football in India
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Bala Devi says U-17 World Cup will help change overall mindset about women's football in India

She recalled how she was criticised for playing football but her father, who himself was a state-level player, beat the odds to help her realise her dream.

Boxer MC Mary Kom a big source of inspiration for me, says India footballer Bala Devi
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Boxer MC Mary Kom a big source of inspiration for me, says India footballer Bala Devi

Bala recently scored her first goal for Rangers FC in the Scottish Women's Premier League in a 9-0 decimation of Motherwell FC. She signed an 18-month contract with Rangers in January.

Bala Devi scores her first goal in Scottish Women's Premier League
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Bala Devi scores her first goal in Scottish Women's Premier League

Coming off the bench in the 65th minute, Bala scored her side's last goal of the match in the 85th minute.

Bala Devi's move to Rangers will have huge impact on next generation, says Ashalata Devi
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Bala Devi's move to Rangers will have huge impact on next generation, says Ashalata Devi

Earlier this year, forward Bala Devi became the first woman player from the country to sign a professional contract with a European club as she signed for Rangers Women's FC, who play in the Scottish Women's Premier League.

Bala Devi returns to action in Rangers FC's 5-1 drubbing of Hearts Women FC in Scottish top-flight competition
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Bala Devi returns to action in Rangers FC's 5-1 drubbing of Hearts Women FC in Scottish top-flight competition

Ace Indian footballer Bala Devi got back into action with Scottish Women's Premier League resuming on Sunday

Bala Devi hopes to live up to expectations as Scottish Premier League begins on Sunday
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Bala Devi hopes to live up to expectations as Scottish Premier League begins on Sunday

Bala, who signed a landmark 18-month contract with Rangers in January, said after six weeks of intensive pre-season training, she is raring to go in the league which will be played behind closed doors.

Indian women's football team coach Maymol Rocky praises effects of strength training on squad
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Indian women's football team coach Maymol Rocky praises effects of strength training on squad

Speaking about it at length on AIFF TV, Maymol referred to the period when she first introduced it in the team.

Bala Devi says Women's Asian Cup 2022 will be a big test, insists on India playing more top teams
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Bala Devi says Women's Asian Cup 2022 will be a big test, insists on India playing more top teams

The 30-year-old Devi, who became India's first woman footballer to play in top-flight European league when she signed with Scottish giants Rangers in January, termed the continental event a tough test for her team.

India goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan says more women footballers will follow Bala Devi's footsteps to play abroad
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India goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan says more women footballers will follow Bala Devi's footsteps to play abroad

Aditi Chauhan feels that with the growth in profile of the game in the country, more players will follow the footsteps of trailblazer Bala Devi, venturing out of the country in search of a professional career.

Indian footballer Bala Devi joins charity initiative to help COVID-19-affected child labourers
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Indian footballer Bala Devi joins charity initiative to help COVID-19-affected child labourers

Trailblazing Indian woman footballer Bala Devi has joined a charity initiative to raise funds for child labourers who will be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

India striker Bala Devi says Indian football can profit from ISL-style tournament for women
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India striker Bala Devi says Indian football can profit from ISL-style tournament for women

The 30-year-old Bala Devi is also hoping for an Indian Super League-style women's league in the near future.