With just a week left for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2022, Indian head coach Thomas Dennerby announced the 21-player squad on Wednesday.
The Indian team has been drawn into Group A alongside USA, Morocco and Brazil. They will face the USA on October 11, followed by Morocco and Brazil on October 14 and October 17, respectively, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
“It’s a new situation for everyone. India has never played in the World Cup before. This is a different ball game altogether. It’s a unique chance to show everyone that we have prepared well and will not allow anyone to run over us. Everyone wants to play the World Cup, but I can only select the best 21 in the squad,” Coach Dennerby said.
Here’s what the squad looks like:
Goalkeepers: Monalisha Devi, Melody Chanu, Anjali Munda
Defenders: Astam Oraon, Kajal, Naketa, Purnima Kumari, Varshika, Shilky Devi
Midfielders: Babina Devi, Nitu Linda, Shailja, Shubhangi Singh
Forwards: Anita Kumari, Lynda Kom, Neha, Rejya Devi, Shelia Devi, Kajol D’Souza, Lavanya Upadhyay, Sudha Tirkey