Indian women start their preparation for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jamshedpur

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The India U-17 women’s national team has gathered in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, for a coaching camp in preparation for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, to be held in India later this year.

The 33-player squad, announced by head coach Thomas Dennerby on Tuesday, will prepare at the camp for the upcoming challenge ahead. The players, who have assembled here, include 12 from the side that won the SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship title earlier this year.

The India U-17 women’s team will be training in Jamshedpur with logistical and infrastructural aid from the Government of Jharkhand along with Tata Steel.

Meanwhile, FIFA recently announced Bhubaneswar, Goa, and Navi Mumbai as the host cities for the U-17 Women’s World Cup as well as confirming the draw for the tournament, which will take place in Zurich on June 24. The World Cup will take place in India from October 11 to 30.

List of 33 shortlisted players called up for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup camp:

Goalkeepers: Monalisa Devi, Anjali Munda, Hempriya Seram, Keisham Melody Chanu.

Defenders: Salima Kumari, Sudha Ankita Tirkey, Astam Oraon, Purnima Kumari, Julia Devi Yanglem, Bhumika Bharat Mane, Kajal, Varshika, Kajol Dsouza, Ngashepam Pinku Devi, Hemam Shilky Devi.

Midfielders: Payal, Kalpana, Shailja, Moirangthem Ambika Devi, R Madhumathi, Loktongbam Shelia Devi, Babina Devi, Gladys Zonunsangi, Shubhangi Singh, Nitu Linda.

Forwards: Neha, Lavanya, Anita Kumari, Reshma, Vinothini, Dharshini, Laishram Rejiya Devi, Lynda Kom Serto.

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