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SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship: India Name Their 23-Member Squad

Indian women's football team has been announced for the SAFF U-19 Women's Championship that will head to Bangladesh on Tuesday before playing their opening fixture against Bhutan on February 2

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India squad for SAFF U-19 Women's Championship Photo: X/@IndianFootball
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India head coach Shukla Dutta on Monday announced a 23-member squad for the upcoming SAFF U-19 Women’s Championship, beginning in Dhaka on Friday.

The Young Tigresses will leave for Bangladesh on Tuesday before playing their opening fixture against Bhutan on February 2, followed by matches against Bangladesh (February 4) and Nepal (February 6).

The final will take place on February 8, with all the matches happening at the BSSS Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Dhaka.

It will be India's fifth appearance in the competition and the second in the U-19 version. The last U-19 edition in 2021 saw the Indians finishing as runners-up to host Bangladesh.

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India's only success in the event came in 2022 in the U-18 version when they beat Bangladesh as hosts.

India's U-19 squad:

Goalkeepers: Khushi Kumari, Anika Devi Sharubam and Hempriya Seram.

Defenders: Heena Khatun, Vikshit Bara, Sonibia Devi Irom, Juhi Singh and Nishima Kumari.

Midfielders: Shivani Toppo, Lalita Boypai, Akhila Rajan, Rivka Ramji, Arina Devi Nameirakpam, Cindy Remruatpuii Colney, Menaka Devi Lourembam, Sibani Devi Nongmeikapam and Thoibisana Chanu Toijam.

Forwards: Babita Kumari, Nitu Linda, Sulanjana Raul, Neha and Pooja, Sahena TH.

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