FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022: How To Watch India Vs USA Football Match Live

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup begins in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, and for India and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), it has been a long journey to get here.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 : How To Watch India Vs USA Football Match Live. India were initially awarded the right to host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020, but COVID-19 wreaked havoc and the tournament was postponed by a year before it was eventually cancelled.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022: ESPN charts the timeline of events leading up to Tuesday’s opening match at the Kalinga Stadium. March 15, 2019: FIFA picks India as the hosts of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020 ahead of France. The tournament is initially scheduled to be held in 2020 from November 2 to 21. April 20, 2019: The Junior Girls National Championship begins in Kolhapur. The then assistant coach of the senior women’s national team, Chaoba Devi, said the tournament will be used as the platform to scout players for the World Cup squad. November 9, 2019: Thomas Dennerby of Sweden is appointed as the head coach of the India U-17 women’s team.

November 17, 2019: Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), which runs the Indian Super League (ISL), conducts the U-17 Women’s Championship. The tournament features 73 players who are split into four teams. This is used as another opportunity for scouting players for the World Cup. December 13-19, 2019: AIFF hosts a three-nation tournament at the Mumbai Football Arena, where India finish runners-up to Sweden, after beating Thailand in the group stage of the tournament. Low on buzz, high on love: Odisha gears up for FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup Head coach Thomas Dennerby: India ‘physically and mentally ready’ for U-17 World Cup

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April 3, 2020: FIFA announces that the U-17 Women’s World Cup will be postponed and rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 12, 2020: FIFA announces that the tournament will be held from February 17 to March 7, 2021, subject to monitoring of the pandemic situation.
November 17, 2020: FIFA says that the 2020 edition will be cancelled. However, India retains the hosting rights for the next edition of the tournament in 2022. The age limits of the eligible players is adjusted accordingly, which means that the players scouted for the 2020 World Cup had to be let go.
March 1, 2022: 35 players are summoned to a camp in Jamshedpur, with then assistant coach Alex Ambrose, who was later sacked due to alleged sexual misconduct.
Among the 35, Shilky Devi was already a part of the senior team for the AFC Asian Cup 2022, while Astam Oraon, Nitu Linda and Lynda Kom are selected for the SAFF U-19 Championship 2021 which took place in Bangladesh in December 2021.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022: How To Watch India Vs USA Football Match Live

April 15, 2022: A bulk of the players initially scouted ahead of the 2020 Women’s U-17 World Cup turn out for the Indian Arrows in the Indian Women’s League. Arrows provide a rare ray of hope for the future of women’s football in India. June 22 to 26, 2022: After their preparatory camp in Jamshedpur, Dennerby’s team participates in the 6th Torneo Female Football Tournament, along with hosts Italy, Mexico and Chile. India concede 12 and score just one goal in the tournament. June-July, 2022: India depart to Europe to play in the Open Nordic tournament in Norway. Here, alleged sexual misconduct allegations on assistant coach Ambrose come to surface and he is sent back to India. July 3, 2022: Dr. SY Quraishi, head of the three-member Committee of Administrators, which was running Indian football puts out a tweet confirming the sacking of Ambrose. August 15, 2022: FIFA bans AIFF due to “undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes.” It means that India cannot host the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 : How To Watch India Vs USA Football Match Live

August 26, 2022: FIFA lifts the suspension on India, making way for the country to host the World Cup. The decision is taken after the Supreme Court of India dismantles the CoA and the day-to-day management of AIFF is led by the Acting Secretary General of the board. September 26 to October 2, 2022: The final leg of preparations for the World Cup sees the team training in Barcelona. They play against Sweden and lose 1-3, before a 17-1 win against WSS Barcelona to round off their tours before the big tournament. October 5, 2022: AIFF announces a 21-member squad for the 2022 FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022: One of the least fancied sides in the tournament, India will begin as clear underdogs in their FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup 2022 opening match against the mighty USA at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. (More Football News)

India had booked an automatic berth in the age-group showpiece as hosts and they are one of the three debutants in the tournament along with fellow Group A side Morocco and Tanzania (Group D). The India U-17 women vs USA U-17 women, FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup 2022 match can be seen live in India from 8 PM IST.

Head coach Thomas Dennerby had said that the hosts will be a tough side to score against and taking a point from the formidable USA on Tuesday can be a big achievement for India.

USA have come into the tournament as winners of the CONCACAF championships and they would look to open their campaign with a win, knowing fully well that a slip-up against India can cost them dear in a Group which also has title contenders Brazil.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 : How To Watch India Vs USA Football Match Live

The top two teams from each of the four groups will qualify for the quarterfinals and every point is crucial in such a high-stake tournament.

Dennerby’s side has prepared well for the tournament with exposure tours to Italy, Norway and Spain, though they have not played against very strong European and South American sides in the run-up to the showpiece.

He has said that his team has improved a lot in fitness and in defence while conceding that attacking is an area which his players will need to work upon.

“USA are the favourites against us, no doubt about that. But that is on paper and football is played on a pitch for 90 to 95 minutes. We feel that we also have a chance to get points against USA,” Dennerby said at the pre-match press conference.

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“We have prepared well since February and the players are ready for the tournament. Reaching the quarterfinals will be a huge achievement but we are currently on Tuesday’s match,” he said with captain Astam Oraon by his side.

The core of the Indian team is made up of the players who won 2022 U-18 Women’s SAFF Championship. Lynda Kom Serto, the leading scorer of the tournament, will spearhead the attack. Anita Kumari and Nitu Linda will operate from the wings while young Shilky Devi could be the midfield kingpin.

USA are playing the tournament for the fifth time and for the third consecutive time. But they have not gone past the group stage after finishing runners-up in 2008 edition and they would be looking to end the jinx this time.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022: How To Watch India Vs USA Football Match Live

Fifteen of the 21 who helped the USA win the Concacaf U-17 Women’s Championship are in India. Midfielder Riley Jackson, who was adjudged the best player in the Concacaf tournament, will be one player to watch out for.

Amalia Villarreal, who finished as the joint-highest goal-scorer, will lead the attack while Victoria Safradin, who won the Golden Glove, will man the USA goal. Midfielder Mia Bhuta, whose father was brought up in Rajkot in Gujarat, will also be another player to watch out for.

In the run-up to the tournament, USA had beaten defending champions Spain once (2-0) and drawn once (1-1) while also notching up a 1-0 victory over European qualifying tournament winners Germany.

In seven games in the CONCACAF tournament, USA had scored 58 goals while conceding one. In other matches on the opening day, Morocco take on Brazil in Group A at the Kalinga Stadium here. Chile face New Zealand in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margao while Germany play against Nigeria at the same venue in Group B matches.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022: How To Watch India Vs USA Football Match Live

When And Where To Watch India’s Matches At FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 Live?
Sports 18 has the broadcast rights of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2022 in India. Sports18 1, Sports18 1 HD and Sports18 Khel will live broadcast India’s matches at FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022. Live streaming of India’s matches will be available on JioCinema.

India: Monalisha Devi Moirangthem, Melody Chanu Keisham, Anjali Munda, Astam Oraon, Naketa, Purnima Kumari, Varshika, Shilky Devi Hemam, Babina Devi Lisham, Nitu Linda, Shailja, Shubhangi Singh, Anita Kumari, Lynda Kom Serto, Neha, Rejiya Devi Laishram, Shelia Devi Loktongbam, Kajol Hubert Dsouza, Lavanya Upadhyay, Sudha Ankita Tirkey.

USA: Abigail Gundry, Victoria Safradin, Valentina Amaral, Ella Emri, Nicola Fraser, Jorydn Bugg, Savannah King, Cameron Roller, Gisele Thompson, Mia Bhuta, Riley Jackson, Charlotte Kohler, Lauren Martinho, Ella Sanchez, Emeri Adames, Onyeka Gamero, Nicollette Kiorpes, Melina Rebimbas, Samantha Smith, Taylor Suarez, Amalia Villarreal.


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