India women’s U-17 football team faces tough test in Italy | Soccer News

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UDINE (Italy): India’s women’s football team will begin their preparations for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup by playing Italy in a four-nation tournament at Isonzo’s Gradisca stadium on Wednesday.
The team coached by Thomas Dennerby, who completed a preparatory camp at Jamshedpur before coming here, will play two tournaments on her exhibition tour ahead of the U-17 Women’s World Cup in India in October-November.
Italy and Mexico are the other two teams competing in the 6th Torneo Women’s Football Tournament in Italy from June 22-26.
Coach Dennerby said Italy would be a tough nut to crack, but his priority is not the result but the overall progress of the team.
“We face Italy, and it’s bound to be a tough game. The only expectation is to have a good performance. I don’t think about the result, I want to see how the team develops,” said the Swede before his match. opening game.
“The players adapt every day and they understand how we have to play in and against different styles. This is the first real game the girls will play. Hopefully we have a good game.
“I have respect for the opponents, and it’s a very good start for the team. It will show us the work we have to build on until the start of the World Cup in October,” added the 62 year old player.
After their time in Italy, the Young Tigresses will travel to Norway for the Open Nordic Tournament WU16 from July 1st to 7th.
This will be the team’s first time participating in the Nordic tournament where eight teams will compete: Netherlands, India, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland and Sweden.
“The preparation has been good. We’ve worked a lot on strength and conditioning, as well as the technical part. It’s a step-by-step process, getting better,” he said.
“I’ve been with the team for a while and we’re training at a good pace. Hopefully we’ll find a good way to deal with each situation as a team rather than individually.”



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