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Turkish Women’s Cup a good challenge to grow as a team: Maymol

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Mar 1 2019 8:55AM
Turkish Women’s Cup a good challenge to grow as a team: Maymol
By Shri Ram Shaw New Delhi/Alanya (Turkey), Mar 01 (HS): Coming on the back of the recently concluded Hero Gold Cup in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, the Indian Senior National Women’s Team is in Alanya for the Turkish Women’s Cup which kicked-off from February 27. The tournament is part of the Indian women’s preparation for the AFC Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 to be held in April, as well as the Senior Women’s SAFF Championship slated for March. The women head into the Turkish Women’s Cup having played seven International matches since January and are guaranteed of another 4 International matches in the Turkish Women’s Cup, where India have been clubbed with Uzbekistan, Romania and Turkmenistan in the group phase. Though India went down 0-1 against Uzbekistan in the inaugural tie on February 27. “Romania and Uzbekistan, both of whom are high-quality teams, and ranked higher than us,” Head Coach Maymol Rocky said. “It is wonderful to get such an opportunity to play against such sides as it will help the girls gain valuable experience. It will enable us to see where we stand against such top sides,” she added. “It will be a good challenge for the whole team as they will play in a high-pressure environment. This will help them develop into better players. We are looking to improve on our finishing as a team and work on our game plans and strategies,” she informed. “We have never played such a tournament before and I would like to thank the AIFF for organising this and providing us such a valuable opportunity in our quest to qualify from Round 2,” she maintained. India’s fixtures for the Turkish Women’s Cup 2019 is as follows: March 1: Turkmenistan vs India. March 3: Romania vs India. March 5: Play-off matches including FINAL. Hindusthan Samachar/Shri Ram Shaw
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