Mumbai girl Bhumika Mane selected in 23-member India U-17 team

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, June 17, 2022, 07:28 PM IST
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Mumbai footballer Bhumika Mane |

Mumbai, June 17: Maharashtra’s talented and versatile footballer Bhumika Mane has been selected to the India U-17 Women’s National Team that will travel to Italy and Norway to participate in two tournaments from June 20 to July 8, 2022, according to an AIFF release.

Bhumika, the lone girl from Mumbai and Maharashtra who has been training in the National camp at Jamshedpur, is selected in the 23-member India team as part of its preparation for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that is scheduled to be held in India later this year. Head Coach Thomas Dennerby who took charge of the team earlier this year has selected 23 players who will be playing the international games.

The young India girls will participate in two tournaments during their exposure tour – the 6th Torneo Female Football Tournament in Italy from June 22 to 26, 2022 and Open Nordic Tournament WU16 in Norway from July 1 to July 7, 2022. This will be the first time the India team would be participating in the NORDIC Tournament.

India will test the waters against Italy on June 22 at 10 PM (IST) at the Gradisca d'lsonzo stadium in the 6th Torneo Female Football Tournament. Besides India and Italy, Chile and Mexico will also be participating in the tournament.

In the Open Nordic Tournament WU16 in Norway, eight teams will compete against each other. The Netherlands, India, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland and Sweden will be competing in this tournament. India will face The Netherlands on July 1 at 6.30PM (IST) at the Strommen Arena.

The team: Goalkeepers: Monalisa Devi, Hempriya Seram, Keisham Melody Chanu.

Defenders: Astam Oraon, Kajal, Bhumika Mane, Naketa, Purnima Kumari, Shubhangi Singh, Sudha Ankita Tirkey, Varshika.

Midfielders: Babina Devi, Gladys Zonunsangi, Misha Bhandari, Pinku Devi, Nitu Linda, Shailja.

Forwards: Anita Kumari, Kajol Dzouza, Neha, Rejiya Devi Laishram, Shelia Devi, Lynda Kom Serto.

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