The Indian women’s football team will face Chinese Taipei in their second Group A match of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday, January 23. The match will begin from 7:30 PM IST.
Although Chinese Taipei (39) is ranked higher than India (55) in the official FIFA rankings, they are currently placed fourth in Group A after succumbing to a 0-4 defeat at the hands of China in their group opener.
India, on the other hand, are in second position in the Group A points table after playing a 0-0 draw against Iran in their tournament opener. The Blue Tigresses will be eager to get a win on Sunday, though, after heroics in goal from the Iranian custodian forced them to a gritty draw.
They will be hoping that the likes of Manisha Kalyan and Idumathi Kathiresan can help them overcome Chinese Taipei to register their first win in the tournament. At the back, skipper Loitongbam Ashalata Devi will be entrusted to keep things tight and needless to say, the experienced defender will be keen to reproduce her opening match display after a solid outing.
Chinese Taipei, on their part, will have their work cut out and will be low on confidence after a 0-4 hammering by China. They will need to be more resolute in defence against India if they are hoping to take some points from the game.
The last time Chinese Taipei and India met was on an exposure tour in October 2021 at the Hamad Town Stadium in Bahrain. India had won the contest 1-0 after a third-minute goal from Renu.
Chinese Taipei vs India AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 squads
India squad for AFC Women’s Asian Cup
Goalkeepers: Aditi Chauhan, Maibam Linthoingambi Devi, Sowmiya Narayanasamy.
Defenders: Dalima Chhibber, Sweety Devi Ngangbam, Ritu Rani, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi, Manisa Panna, Hemam Shilky Devi, Sanju Yadav.
Midfielders: Yumnam Kamala Devi, Anju Tamang, Karthika Angamuthu, Nongmeithem Ratanbala Devi, Naorem Priyangka Devi, Indumathi Kathiresan.
Forwards: Manisha Kalyan, Grace Dangmei, Pyari Xaxa, Renu, Sumati Kumari, Sandhiya Ranganathan, Mariyammal Balamurugan.
Chinese Taipei squad AFC Asian Women’s Cup 2022
Goalkeepers: Tsai Ming-Jung, Liao Wen-Chi, Cheng Ssu-Yu, Wang Yu-Ting.
Defenders: Lai Wei-Ju, Pan Shin-Yu, Chang Su-Hsin, Su Sin-Yun, Chang Tzu-Nuo, Pan Yen-Hsin.
Midfielders: Chang Chi-Lan, Zhuo Li-Ping, Wang Hsiang-Huei, Hsu Yi-Yun, Wu Ka-Ching, Ting Chi, Chen Ying-Hui, Ting Chia-Ying.
Forwards: Lin Hsin-Hui, Chen Yen-Ping, Lee Hsiu-Chin, Lai Li-Chin, Su Yu-Hsuan.
Where to watch Chinese Taipei vs India AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 live in India?
The AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 match between Chinese Taipei and India will be broadcast on Discovery Network’s Eurosport TV channel in India on January 23 from 7:30 PM IST.
Live streaming of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 match between Chinese Taipei and India will be available on the JioTV app.
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