Indian women’s football team sees the AFC Asian Cup finals 2022 as an exciting opportunity to express their talent.
India will be participating in the tournament by virtue of being the hosts and the players and coach Maymol Rocky were all eager to step up to the occasion.
Talking about this, the Indian coach said: “I am very excited that a tournament of this magnitude will take place in India and I thank the AIFF for bringing the Asian Cup to our country. We have one-and-a-half years to prepare for it and I am sure that we will put on a good show. I hope people will come out to support the team and the girls will do the rest.”
Maymol added, “People are getting more and more aware of the progress made in women’s football in India. The girls will get the opportunity to play against the top countries in Asia and fans will get to see the best teams such as Japan, Australia, Korea and China live in the stadium, which will go a long way to develop interest among young girls and parents.”
Indian women’s football is looking bright with two back to back mega events all set to happen in India. First is U17 World Cup which was postponed to next year due to coronavirus pandemic and the next is this. Talking about the same, Indian goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan said, “Women’s football in India has gathered good momentum right now because of our recent performances and results and there are a lot more people talking about women’s football now more than ever. So, the U-17 World Cup next year and the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2022 are massive events that can define the future of women’s football in India. So, as players representing our nation, we need to really gear up and focus completely on ourselves, our fitness and our preparation for these events.”