Indian women’s football team will be competing at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou. The official draw was held on Thursday last week and saw India take a spot in group B with Chinese Taipei and Thailand. With a global rank of 60, India is the worst-ranked team in Group B. Both Chinese Taipei and Thailand boast better ranks coming in at 37th and 44th, respectively.
India has only competed in two editions of the competition. They finished eighth at Bangkok in 1988 and ninth at the Incheon Asian Games in 2014. The competition made its debut in the grandest Asian sporting event in 1990 while the men have participated regularly in the competition since its inception in 1951. However, both Indian men’s and women’s teams had missed the previous edition of the Asian Games in Jakarta due to rank-based restrictions from the Indian Sporting Ministry. The criteria were relaxed this year to facilitate India’s participation in men’s and women’s football at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Reigning champions Japan have been placed in Group D. Three-time gold medalists China and Republic of Korea are in Group A and Group C, respectively. It will be interesting to see if the Indian women can make a say in this edition of the tournament.
Women’s Football Participants for Asian Games 2023:
Group A – China, Uzbekistan, Mongolia
Group B – Chinese Taipei, Thailand, India
Group C – North Korea, Singapore
Group D – Japan, Vietnam, Nepal, Bangladesh
Group E – South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Myanmar
Women’s Football Full Schedule for Asian Games 2023:
September 21 – Chinese Taipei vs India at 5:00 pm
September 22 – China vs Mongolia at 5:00 pm, Vietnam vs Nepal at 1:30 pm, Japan vs Bangladesh at 5:00 pm, Hong Kong China vs Philippines at 1:30 pm, South Korea vs Myanmar at 5:00 pm
September 24 – India vs Thailand at 1:30 pm, North Korea vs Singapore at 5:00 pm
September 25 – Mongolia vs Uzbekistan at 5:00 pm, Bangladesh vs Vietnam at 1:30 pm, Nepal vs Japan at 5:00 pm, Myanmar vs Hong Kong China at 1:30 pm, Philippines vs South Korea at 5:00 pm
September 27 – Thailand vs Chinese Taipei at 5:00 pm, Singapore vs North Korea at 1:30 pm
September 28 – Uzbekistan vs China at 5:00 pm, Japan vs Vietnam at 1:30 pm, South Korea vs Hong Kong China at 5:00 pm, Nepal vs Bangladesh at 1:30 pm, Philippines vs Myanmar at 5:00 pm
September 30 – Quarterfinal 2 at 12:30 pm, Quarterfinal 1 at 5:30 pm, Quarterfinal 3 at 5:00 pm, Quarterfinal 4 at 2:00 pm
October 3 – Semi-final 1 at 5:30 pm, Semi-final 2 at 3:30 pm
October 6 – Bronze Medal at 12:30 pm, Gold medal 1 at 5:30 pm
Ahead of Thursday’s Asian Games 2023 Women’s Football matches; here is all you need to know:
What date Asian Games 2023 Women’s Football matches will be played?
The Asian Games 2023 Women’s Football matches will take place from September 21 to October 6.
Where will the Asian Games 2023 Women’s Football be played?
The Asian Games 2023 Women’s Football matches will be played at five different venues including the Wenzhou Sports Center Stadium, Linping Sports Center Stadium, Wenzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, Shangcheng Sports Center Stadium and Huanglong Sports Center Stadium.
Which TV channels will broadcast Women’s Football matches at Asian Games 2023?
Women’s Football will be televised on the Sony Sports Network in India.
How do I watch Women’s Football matches at Asian Games 2023 live streaming?
Women’s Football will be streamed live on the SonyLIV app and website in India.
Indian Women’s Football Team: Shreya Hooda, Sowmiya Narayanasamy, Panthoi Chanu, Ashalata Devi, Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Dalima Chhibber, Astam Oraon, Sanju, Ranjana Chanu, Sangita Basfore, Priyangka Devi, Indumathi Kathiresan, Anju Tamang, Soumya Guguloth, Dangmei Grace, Pyari Xaxa, Jyoti, Renu, Bala Devi, Manisha, Sandhiya Ranganathan.