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Indian women aim to carry winning form

By The Assam Tribune
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BIRATNAGAR, March 16: After pumping in half-a-dozen goals past Maldives in their first match, the Indian women�s team takes on Sri Lanka in the SAFF Women�s Championships here on Sunday, aiming to finish top of Group B.

The Indian women go into the encounter on the back of a three-day break, and head coach Maymol Rocky feels her wards have �fully recovered� and �eager to head into battle�.

�The players are ready for the next match. There were slight injury concerns for a couple of players after the previous game but they have recovered fully,� she informed.

The coach maintained the focus has been on keeping the morale levels high, and working on a few tactics on the field.

�We have prepared well in these three days. We did recovery post-match, gave the players some time to rest, and there was a team-building session as well,� she stated.

�In the last two days, we have worked on our attacking play. The sessions have been intense, with each player coming up with an excellent output.�

While playing away from home is always a challenge, a major hurdle that the team has had to overcome is the drastic change in temperatures. The side returned to Delhi after playing in the Turkish Women�s Cup earlier this month, before leaving for Nepal.

�In Turkey, the weather was quite cold, even dropping below 10�C at times,� Maymol quipped.

�Biratnagar is how and humid (between 30-35�C). But we have adjusted fast,� Maymol added. � PTI

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Indian women aim to carry winning form

BIRATNAGAR, March 16: After pumping in half-a-dozen goals past Maldives in their first match, the Indian women�s team takes on Sri Lanka in the SAFF Women�s Championships here on Sunday, aiming to finish top of Group B.

The Indian women go into the encounter on the back of a three-day break, and head coach Maymol Rocky feels her wards have �fully recovered� and �eager to head into battle�.

�The players are ready for the next match. There were slight injury concerns for a couple of players after the previous game but they have recovered fully,� she informed.

The coach maintained the focus has been on keeping the morale levels high, and working on a few tactics on the field.

�We have prepared well in these three days. We did recovery post-match, gave the players some time to rest, and there was a team-building session as well,� she stated.

�In the last two days, we have worked on our attacking play. The sessions have been intense, with each player coming up with an excellent output.�

While playing away from home is always a challenge, a major hurdle that the team has had to overcome is the drastic change in temperatures. The side returned to Delhi after playing in the Turkish Women�s Cup earlier this month, before leaving for Nepal.

�In Turkey, the weather was quite cold, even dropping below 10�C at times,� Maymol quipped.

�Biratnagar is how and humid (between 30-35�C). But we have adjusted fast,� Maymol added. � PTI