Indian women’s football team to play against two Swedish top division sides later this month

Buoyed by the win against higher-ranked Chinese Taipei in the last match of its international tour, the Indian women’s football team will play against two Swedish sides later this month as part of its preparations for next year’s Asian Cup in the country. Indian Women’s Team 🇮🇳 prepares for two friendlies in Sweden 🇸🇪 Read 👉 https://t.co/VdZFKb7B5R#BackTheBlue 💙 #ShePower 👧 #IndianFootball ⚽ @HemantSorenJMM pic.twitter.com/r0KbuvQqiR — Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 14, 2021 The team will play against two top tier 1 sides Hammarby IF (October 20) and Djurgarden IF (October…

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Danish sports minister says team to go to World Cup in Qatar

Despite calling it “a wrong decision” to stage next year’s World Cup in Qatar, the Danish sports minister said Wednesday that a boycott of the tournament is not the answer. Speaking a day after Denmark qualified for the tournament, Ane Halsboe-Joergensen told broadcaster TV2 that the team will go to World Cup. Qatar has faced criticism amid reports of discriminatory laws and conditions for the migrant workers preparing the Gulf nation for next year’s tournament. No country has announced plans to boycott the World Cup, although Norway is facing calls…

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After Bahrain high, Indian women’s team faces 40th ranked Chinese Taipei

The Indian women’s football team will face its toughest test of the ongoing exposure tour when the side takes on a higher ranked Chinese Taipei in an international friendly here on Wednesday. Coming off a 5-0 domination of Bahrain in their previous outing on Sunday, India will enter the match with some confidence and look to build on that big win. The players have had a good start under new head coach Thomas Dennerby, with two victories against UAE and Bahrain. However, the coach is fully aware of the challenge…

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Brundle says Hamilton put team in 'no man's land'

Sky F1’s Martin Brundle says Lewis Hamilton put himself and his Mercedes team in “no man’s man” in the Turkish Grand Prix by overruling the Brackley squad’s initial strategy call. In the closing stages of last Sunday’s race at Istanbul Park, Hamilton was told to pit to switch to a new set of intermediate tyres. However, the Briton felt that he had more to gain by prolonging his stint on the inters or indeed perhaps by running to the end on the green-walled rubber. Hamilton eventually head to the pits…

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Team Talk – Sunday in Istanbul

Alfa Romeo Antonio Giovinazzi “We were just one lap away from being in the points, and this is really frustrating. The race wasn’t bad, despite starting from the back as a result of yesterday’s qualifying, which made everything harder. We gave it our best but unfortunately it wasn’t enough – for the smallest margin, just one second. We had good pace in the last couple of races, so let’s focus on getting back in the points for the next race in Austin.” Kimi Raikkonen “It was a good race, but…

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Want To Stay With This Team Till Paris Olympics, Says Hockey India Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh

Veteran India goalkeeper P R Sreejesh wants to compete at the Paris Olympics but said on Saturday a lot will depend on his fitness and performance in the run-up to the 2014 Games. The 33-year-old from Kerala was recently given the best goalkeeper award in men’s section at the FIH annual awards for his performance in India’s historic bronze medal-winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics. Asked if he would be playing at the Paris Olympics, Sreejesh said, “No player will say no to an Olympics, we are greedy people. The…

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Indian football team hits new low: Chhetri and boys held to goalless draw by 205th ranked Sri Lanka

India produced yet another disappointing performance as they were held to a goalless draw by 205th ranked Sri Lanka despite a dominant display in their second SAFF Championships match here on Thursday. The seven-time champions paid the price of not creating enough chances and wasting those they got against a Sri Lankan side 98 places below them in the FIFA rankings. Though they have a lion’s share of the ball possession, the 107th-ranked Indians were ineffective from the set-pieces and did do not much in open play either against their…

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FIA Medical Car team replaced in Turkey due to Covid

FIA medical delegate Dr. Ian Roberts and F1 medical car driver Alan van der Merwe will not officiate as first responders this weekend in Turkey, having both tested positive for Covid-19. The medical car crew will be replaced onboard F1’s medical by Formula E’s Safety Car driver Bruno Correia and Medical Delegate Dr Bruno Franceschini. While the medical car and its qualified crew have fortunately enjoyed little exposure in the past few season, their pair’s crucial role was highlighted last year in Bahrain during Romain Grosjean’s horrendous crash on the…

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One man singled out as “the future and the present of the national team ” after Spain edge past Italy

By Ben Browning Published: October 6, 2021 10:10 pm Last Updated: October 6, 2021 10:23 pm Spain end Italy’s unbeaten streak Italy’s long and impressive unbeaten streak finally came crashing down as they were beaten 2-1 by a young and energetic Spain side in the San Siro. In a first half dominated by the visitors, Ferran Torres poked home a delicious cross from Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal, before Leonardo Bonucci was sent for an early bath for a second yellow card offence, allegedly elbowing Sergio Busquets as they jumped for…

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International friendly: Setback for Indian women’s team against Tunisia

Tunisia brought down India by a solitary goal in a friendly match played at the UAE FA Stadium in Dubai on Monday night. The same team overcame FIFA ranked 100th UAE 4-1 on Saturday at the same venue. The team heads to Manama, Bahrain where they will play the Gulf country and Chinese Taipei. The friendlies have been arranged as part of India’s preparation for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup to be hosted in India early next year. Indian will also get to play a five-nation tournament to be held…

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