New Delhi. Indian women’s football head coach Maymol Rocky sounded confident on the eve of their first International Friendly against Vietnam, stating that the preparatory camp here in the capital helped the players get ready for the upcoming challenge as the team prepared itself amidst a tumultuous downpour in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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India are set to take on Vietnam in the first of two FIFA International Friendlies in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Sunday. "Vietnam (34) are a much higher-ranked side than India (58). “Vietnam are obviously a strong side, they are much higher ranked than us, so it is a bit of an uphill task for us,” Maymol said.
However, she believes that it will be down to how the two teams will perform on a particular day, that will decide the result of the match. The team had arrived in the Vietnamese capital three days prior to the match and the players have already taken to the local climate, while the city is experiencing a torrential downpour at the moment.
"The likes of Karthika Angamuthu, Sumithra Kamraj and W Linthoingambi Devi are the three new faces in the current Indian squad who have proved their mettle with their performances in domestic tournaments, and have worked hard in the national camp to make it to the final squad of 23," the coach said.
“These are great opportunities to learn for all the players to learn from and improve themselves ahead of the big task ahead. For now, we are focused on the Vietnam game, and will give them a good fight,” she further said.