Kolkata :The All India Football Federation has said that it has arranged for the participation of the Indian Senior Women’s National Team in an international tournament in Manaus, a city of Brazil, where they will play against three major South American countries – Brazil, Chile and Venezuela.
India will begin their campaign against Brazil on November 25 followed by matches against Chile on November 28, and Venezuela on December 1, the AIFF said.
For the first time, India will be playing against either Brazil, Chile or Venezuela.
Former FIFA Women’s World Cup runners-up Brazil are ranked 7 in FIFA Women’s Football Rankings, while Chile is on 37 and Venezuela on 56. India is currently ranked 57.
The exposure tour is part of the Indian Women’s Team’s preparation for the forthcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022.
The Indian women had last month travelled to Dubai, Bahrain, and Sweden to play a series of friendly matches, while earlier in 2021, they had travelled to Turkey and Uzbekistan for international exposure tours.
“As the governing body, we want to provide the best platform for the preparation for our women’s senior team as they prepare for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022. Brazil and Chile are regular World Cup teams, and I am confident playing against such opposition will help our women’s team to grow in stature,” AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said.
“We are also in the final stages to finalise the schedule for the four-nation tournament in Kerala in December for the women’s team to gain valuable international exposure,” he added.