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The players, who have assembled here, include 12 from the side that won the SAFF U-18 Women's Championship title earlier this year
Manisha Kalyan's strike helps India beat Jordan 1-0 as Blue Tigresses collect second consecutive win
Manisha netted the game's only goal on Friday night to help the Blue Tigresses get their second victory on the trot at the Prince Mohammed Stadium. Earlier this week, India had defeated Egypt by the same margin at the same venue.
The national team was forced to withdraw from the group stage of the AFC Asian Cup, which India hosted in January-February, after it failed to field a team due to a COVID-19 outbreak inside its bio-bubble in Mumbai.
Before India can dream of playing at the FIFA World Cup, there are a few steps required to ensure that the team is competitive at the continental and world level.
Dennerby said since the COVID-19 breach happened inside the bio-bubble maintained by the AFC, it should have looked for a solution.
AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: 'Absolutely devastated', Twitterati react to India's COVID-forced withdrawal
COVID-19 wreaked havoc within the Indian camp after they failed to field 13 players for their match against Chinese Taipei on Sunday.
If not a World Cup berth, they would have made it to the intercontinental play-offs which would have been historic in Indian football.
A day after the host nation failed to field a team against Chinese Taipei after as many as 12 players tested positive for the virus, the Asian Football Confederation issued a statement confirming that India "is considered to have withdrawn" from the tournament as per the guidelines.
It is too early to state that this is the game that ends up costing India qualification to the latter stages.
Iran put in a fighting performance to hold India to a goalless draw in their first match.
With the tournament beginning on 20 January, let's check out the key players to watch out for.
India have had a mixed run at the Women’s Asian Cup since its inception in 1975, finishing second on a couple of occasions while failing to make the cut in several others, having not qualified for the competition since 2003.
AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Fixtures, teams, squads, live streaming details and all you need to know about tournament
Slated to be held from 20 January to 6 February in India, the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 will see twelve teams compete for the prestigious trophy.
Here's all you need to know about Indian women's football team at AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022.
Priyanka Devi scored the winner in the 66th minute. Earlier, India head coach Alex Ambrose made two changes to his starting XI from their last game against Bangladesh.
The Indian team will be wearing a new kit for the Asian Cup, which the country will host from 20 January to 6 February in 2022
India had played against Brazil, Chile and Venezuela in a four-nation tournament as part of its preparation for the AFC Asian Cup to be held in India.
India faced the likes of Brazil, Chile and Venezuela in Manaus, which is something that has helped the girls earn valuable experience, said head coach Thomas Dennerby after the team started its pre-tournament camp in Kochi on Sunday.
Excited to play against Brazil, but focus firmly on Asian Cup preparation, says India footballer Sanju Yadav
"For the first time, we are going to play Brazil. Both their men and women's teams play in World Cup, so we want to play against them," says Sanju Yadav.
Midfielder Dalima Chhibber tells India to prepare for fast-paced football from South American opponents
India play former World Cup runners-up Brazil on Friday before taking on Chile (29 November) and Venezuela (2 December) as part of their buildup towards the 2022 AFC Asian Cup.