India Women Drawn With Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan in Olympic Qualifiers
The Indian women’s football team are yet to play in the Olympics
- The draw was held at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday
- Twenty six teams are divided into five groups of four and two groups of three
- Matches will be played in a one-round league format in a centralised venue from April 3 to 11, 2023
India were drawn alongside Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan in Group G of the 2024 Women’s Olympic football tournament’s Asian Qualifiers Round 1.
The draw was held at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
Twenty six teams are divided into five groups of four and two groups of three, with matches to be played in a one-round league format in a centralised venue from April 3 to 11, 2023.
The seven group winners will advance to Round 2 where they will be joined by the five highest-seeded teams — DPR Korea (North Korea), Japan, Australia, China and Korea Republic.
Four teams from Round 2 — the three group winners and the best-ranked runners-up — will then face off in Round 3 where they will play two pairs of home-and-away matches with the eventual winners qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The Indian women’s national team havee advanced to the second round of the qualifiers only once, in 2018 for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and are yet to feature at the Olympics.
The hosts for the groups and the match schedule will be announced in due course by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Round 1 draw: Group A: Uzbekistan, Jordan, Timor-Leste, Bhutan
Group B: Myanmar, Iran, Bangladesh, Maldives
Group C: Vietnam, Nepal, Palestine, Afghanistan
Group D: Thailand, Mongolia, Singapore, Sri Lanka
Group E: Philippines, Hong Kong, Tajikistan, Pakistan
Group F: Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Lebanon Group G: India, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan.
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