Official India Women's Football News



  • hadfadkarhadfadkar 1236 Points
    Bhutan is hosting SAFF U15 women’s championship from October 9-15, 2019.

    The event will be played at Changlimithang stadium. 

    SAFF revealed the match fixtures on Friday. 

    India will play against Nepal in the opener at 3 PM local time and Bangladesh will play against Bhutan at 6 PM local time in the opening day. 

    Only four teams, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal are participating in the event. Top two teams will play the final.
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29689 Points

    Indian football: AIFF begin search for female foreign coach ahead of U-17 Women’s World Cup at home

    The Indian federation is hopeful of naming a coach with a minimum of eight years of experience in professional football by next month.

    The All India Football Federation has advertised for the post of head coach for the Indian Under-17 women’s team. The federation hoping to attract a reputed female coach ahead of the 2020 Fifa Women’s U-17 World Cup that is to be held in India, according to a report in The Times of India.

    The AIFF is hopeful of naming a coach with a minimum of eight years experience in professional football by next month. “We have kick-started the process [of hiring a coach] with the release of advertisements. I am sure we will get a worthy candidate,” Abhishek Yadav, National team director with AIFF, told the newspaper.

    Apart from a foreign coach, the Indian federation is also eyeing fitness and goalkeeping coaches. As it stands, former India striker Alex Ambrose has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing the 35 probables in Goa.

    “For the head coach’s position, a female coach is preferred. We believe it will be good to have a female as the coach, but if we find someone with a very good profile, we might choose him. The other two positions [fitness and goalkeeping] will depend on the applications we receive,” said Yadav

  • mohammed_87hassanmohammed_87hassan Sumeet Passin FC Jupiter10454 Points
    Why are we even hosting such high profile events. Anyone who has followed Indian women's Football knows about how much we lack

    Even Maldives with population less than my locality has a better women's League than the 3 week event in India.

    We could just build a better grassroots and league before holding such events. Wasting tax payers money and probably a few officials looting some money.

    And I don't even want to get started about our scorelines against Top Asian sides like Korea or Japan.

  • munna219777munna219777 28514 Points
    edited August 2019
    It is not that all money spent in hosting such tournaments is tax payer money. At the end of the day, it is AFC and FIFA money as they are organising it. They get it thru sponsors.
    I dont think that govt. of india is spending tax payer money in flight tickets for teams. It is AFC who will foot the bill - flight plus hotel.
    Yes we will spend something but it will spruce up our existing infrastructure for future domestic events.
    Circus leagues like ISL and other franchise teams of different sports are using facilities created for National Games, SAF Commonwealth type tournaments. Infrastructure is investment for the future.
    Lets hope that Mumbai venue will inspire school / college girls to take Football and also update Mumbai facilities for NT matches in future.
  • hadfadkarhadfadkar 1236 Points
    AIFF has selected Mumbai as the host city for the AFC Womens Asian Cup 2022 . Mumbai was chosen because of the presence of 2 international stadiums , namely DY Patil Stadium and the Mumbai Football Arena . 
    AFC Officials will inspect the city later this month . Tashkent and Taipei are the 2 other competing cities
  • dev_pfcdev_pfc Pune1937 Points
    Mumbai Football Arena is a joke in the name of international stadium.
  • PassiPassi Playboy Mansion1574 Points

    Bisons soccer signs former India national team captain Dalima Chhibber

    Bisons women's soccer is pleased to announce a landmark signing for the 2019-20 recruitment class, as former India national team captain Dalima Chhibber will join the brown and gold this fall.

    Chhibber, 21 (22 on August 30), is an esteemed player on the international level, playing in 47 matches since 2016 and scoring 12 goals for the India senior women's national team. She has served as captain of both the senior team and the U-19 team. The New Delhi native was also captain of her All India Football Federation club team, Pune City FC, in 2016-17 and played for India Rush SC in 2017-18.

    Chhibber's most recent memorable performance came at the 2019 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship — which pits the international teams of the region against one another — where she scored a 40-yard free kick as part of India's 3-1 win over Nepal in the championship final. The 5'6" midfielder was named MVP of the tournament. Chhibber and India were also winners of the SAFF Championship in 2016.

    "I am very excited to welcome Dalima to Canada, the U of M, and our Bisons women's soccer program," said Bisons head coach Vanessa Martinez Lagunas. "She is, to date, the most experienced international player that our program has had the honour to recruit. I anticipate that she will make a significant positive impact in terms of team performance and team culture both on and off the field.

    She has become the face of women's soccer in her country and is a very fit, technical, tactically smart, and mentally strong player — someone who will help us to keep raising the standards and competitiveness of our program. She also excels in the classroom and will become a great leader and role model for our current and future Bisons players."

    The New Delhi, India native will be pursuing graduate studies in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management in the area of Sports Psychology at the University of Manitoba.

    "I chose the U of M because it has a great faculty with professors who have done some amazing research work," said Chhibber. "I have also read about the university online. The Bisons soccer team is one of the best university teams I have heard of and is managed by highly qualified coaches and staff.

    It will be a very nice and important learning opportunity and experience for me, personally. I am super excited because I will be playing for a foreign team for the first time and with players from various other countries."

    Chhibber joins a recruitment class that also includes Canadian talent in Stefanie Young, Alex Paul, Anna Biebrich, Rebecca Wilson-Abreu, Jessica Tsai, and Jane Morris, as well as Brazil native Bianca Cavalcanti and Mexico native Tabata Bravo. The Bisons women's soccer team is coming off a 6-5-3 season in Canada West play in 2018, where they qualified for the post-season, losing in the play-in round to UNBC (1-1; 1-3 in shootout).

  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29689 Points


    In their quest to prepare for the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 qualifiers, All India Football Federation has arranged for two Friendly matches of the Indian Senior Women’s National Team against Uzbekistan. The Indian women who scripted a third-place finish in the recently concluded COTIF Cup 2019 will play at the Yakkasary Stadium, Tashkent on August 29 and September 2.


    It was only last month that the Indian Senior Women's National Team moved up six spots in the FIFA Women's World Ranking to 57th place, courtesy a 66.7% winning record in their last 18 matches. Since then, the women have notched up a third-place finish in the COTIF Cup 2019 where they won against Bolivia, and Mauritania, while going down to Spain U-19, and Villarreral CF.


    As the 29-member squad started training at the preparatory camp in New Delhi for the forthcoming series, Head Coach Maymol Rocky insisted “the exposure for the team has been unprecedented, and valuable.”


    "Playing against so many International opponents does wonders. The players have more self-belief at the moment as they have now adept in playing against a variety of oppositions. It has improved the players, both on, and off the pitch,” Maymol added.


    At the start of the year, the Indian eves played two away friendlies apiece against Hong Kong and Indonesia, which were followed by the inaugural Hero Gold Cup that took place in Bhubaneswar, where they took on Myanmar, Nepal and Iran. After that, they competed against Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Romania and Kazakhstan in the Turkish Women's Cup.


    On the back of the generated momentum, they travelled to Nepal in March and successfully defended the SAFF Women's Championship title, defeating the hosts 3-1 in the final. They came inches closer to making it to the third round of the 2020 Olympic Qualifiers, defeating Indonesia and Nepal before playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw against hosts Myanmar as they bowed out on goal difference.


    That was followed by the Hero Indian Women’s League in May in which 12 teams took part.


    Maymol stated the scheduling has helped the National Team girls "gel" into a cohesive unit. "I need to thank AIFF and Sports Ministry for their continuous support towards women's football. The scheduling has allowed the players in the senior team to remain in top shape and gel together as a unit," she continued.


    "Thanks to the IWL, the players got a great platform to showcase their game. We were able to identify a number of talents who have been now given chances in the national team fold."


    The Head coach also billed the forthcoming double-header in Uzbekistan as a "good opportunity" to see where the team stands. "With the qualifiers for the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 coming up, the matches against Uzbekistan will be an important step in our preparation."


    Maymol has summoned a list of 29 players for the ongoing camp in New Delhi. "After the COTIF Cup, the girls are raring to go. They look fresh. There are a few new players who have been called up. So we're looking forward to getting them to see how they perform," Maymol stated.


    The list of 29 players summoned for the camp is as follows:


    GOALKEEPERS: M. Linthoigambi Devi, Aditi Chauhan, Sowmiya Narayanasamy, Archana A, E. Panthoi Chanu


    DEFENDERS: Ashalata Devi, Sweety Devi, Jabamani Tudu, Michel M. Castanha, Y. Papki Devi, Shruti Keramal, Samiksha, A. Komal Kumari


    MIDFIELDERS: Sangita Basfore, Sanju Yadav, Indumathi Kathiresan, Ranjana Chanu, Manisha, Ritu Rani, Ratanbala Devi, Grace H. Lalrampari


    FORWARDS: Anju Tamang, Bala Devi, Dangmei Grace, Anushka Samuel, Renu, Daya Devi, Roja Devi, Sandhiya Ranganathan


    HEAD COACH: Maymol Rocky

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