The All India Football Federation (AIFF) recently underwent a leadership transition, with Kalyan Chaubey taking the helm as President.
In order to ensure that India becomes a dominant force in the Asian football environment over the next 24 years, the AIFF has introduced the AFC 2047 imitation.
The state that India’s men’s team is in means that they will not automatically qualify for AFC Tier 1 competition; instead, they must first compete in Tier 3 competition.
The rating of women’s football has dramatically increased over the past few years, and coach Thomas Dennerby is to blame for this improvement.
Quite a few notable returns in Jaba, Karishma, and Bala.
But the bigger story is the return of Panthoi Chanu. Huge boost, that for the NT. https://t.co/1xs178FUIk
— Women's Football India (@WomensFootieIND) January 19, 2023
A surprise 30 women’s squad was recently ahead of Summer Olympic qualifiers which will be held in 2024.
🇮🇳 Indian women drawn alongside Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬 and Turkmenistan 🇹🇲 in Round 1 of Olympic Qualifiers #Paris2024 🇫🇷
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) January 12, 2023
Let me share the list with you in the below format:
Goalkeepers: Aditi Chauhan, Sowmiya Narayanasamy, Maibam Linthoingambi Devi, Shreya Hooda and Elangbam Panthoi Chanu.
Defenders: Loitongbam Ashalata Devi, Ngangbam Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Sorokhaibam Ranjana Chanu, Kritina Devi Thounaojam, Michel Margaret Castanha, Dalima Chhibber, Manisa Panna, Juli Kishan and Jabamani Tudu.
Midfielders: Priyangka Devi, Anju Tamang, Indumathi Kathiresan, Sangita Basfore, Dangmei Grace, Soumya Guguloth, Asem Roja Devi, Nongmaithem Ratanbala Devi, Karthika Angamuthu and Kashmina.
Forwards: Manisha, Renu, Karishma Purushottam Shirvoikar, Sandhiya Ranganathan and Ngangom Bala Devi.
In order to provide the squad the required certainty and allow them to plan ahead for major events, the squad is also notified.
Due to their placement in Round 1 of the Asian Qualifiers, the national women’s football team will also compete in the qualifying rounds for the Summer Olympics 2024.
The first round of qualifying will begin in January and go through April 2023. The second round of qualifying will begin later this year.
India must compete well because there is just one available berth in Group G for the future Summer Olympics 2024.