AFC qualifiers-bound India women's U-16 squad announced

India U-16 women's national team head coach Maymol Rocky has announced a 23-member squad for the AFC U-16 Women's Championship (qualifiers) in Dhaka.

PTI| Updated: Oct 11, 2014, 17:22 PM IST
AFC qualifiers-bound India women's U-16 squad announced

New Delhi: India U-16 women's national team head coach Maymol Rocky has announced a 23-member squad for the AFC U-16 Women's Championship (qualifiers) in Dhaka.

The Indian contingent, which was camping in Ahmedabad for the past one and half months, will be travelling to Dhaka from Mumbai on Monday morning.

India -- placed in Group B along with United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jordan, Iran, and hosts Bangladesh -- will be opening their account against Iran on October 17 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.

Hosts Bangladesh will lock horns with India in the next game two days later with UAE and Jordan following up next on October 21 and 23 respectively.

India, for the record, have never qualified for the main round barring the inaugural edition in 2005 when no qualification was required as only eight teams took part. In that edition, India finished third in Group A which also had 2009 champions South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia.

The squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Subha Darshini Patra (Odisha), Shreya Hooda (Haryana), Linthoingambi Devi Maibam (Manipur)

DEFENDERS: Thahenbi Devi Maharabam (Manipur), Eva Panna (Odisha), JabamaniTudu (Odisha), Sasmita Behera (Odisha), Scindia Veganand Saundatikar (Goa), Karen Kenneth Pais (Mumbai), Amrita Kumari (Bihar)

MIDFIELDERS: Premi Chiru Manipur), Kashmina (Manipur), Nisha (Haryana), Lifa Gama (Goa), Anline Sharmila Fernandes (Goa), Srijana Tamang (Odisha), Atisha Pratap Singh (Delhi), Mansi Vakharia (Ahmedabad)

FORWARDS: Sushmita Bardhan (West Bengal), Daya Devi Heigrujam (Manipur), Roja Devi Asem (Manipur), Anushka Samuel (Delhi), Adhithi Rajagopal (Tamil Nadu).