AFC Women’s Olympic | India join Japan, Vietnam and Uzbekistan in second round of AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers

New Delhi: The Indian women’s team has been clubbed with Japan, Vietnam and hosts Uzbekistan in the second round of the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers. These matches will be played from October 23 to November 1. India to the Kyrgyz Republic 0 and 4. 0 to make it to the second round. The Indian team (61st rank) is the lowest ranked team in Group C while Japan is ranked 11th. Vietnam is ranked 33rd and Uzbekistan is ranked 50th. India also played a friendly match against Uzbekistan before the first round qualifiers in which they won 2. Had to face defeat from 3. Four teams (the three group winners and the best-ranked runner-up team) will advance to the third round, which will be played from February 24 to 28 next year. The winners will get two spots reserved for Asia in women’s football at the 2024 Olympics. Meanwhile, India have been grouped with Korea, Thailand and Iran in the second round of the AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers to be held from September 16 to 24. The location has not yet been determined. The Indian team has reached the second round as the winner of Group F. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup to be held in Indonesia from April 7-20 next year. (agency)

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