The Indian women's national team arrived in Brazil to compete in a four-nation international event. In their three matches, India will face Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela, all of which are part of their preparation for the upcoming AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022.
The Indian women's team is buzzing with anticipation. It's been a long voyage from the other side of the world, but the team's enthusiasm and energy have drowned out any signs of jet lag. When the players arrived at Eduardo Gomes International Airport on Monday, they were met by the Indian Embassy.
"We are very excited. We've never dreamt about playing against a team like Brazil, but we are here. It's simply amazing. It's really exciting that our coaching staff and federation believe that we can play against tough teams like Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela. I'm sure this will be one of the matches that we will remember all our lives. There's no fear, we will not hold back and be overborne by the occasion," says, India custodian Aditi Chauhan in an official AIFF release.
For the last two months, the Indian women's squad has been camping in Jamshedpur, with infrastructure and logistical support from the Jharkhand government. During the camp, the team also travelled to three different nations to play six friendly games against UAE, Tunisia, Bahrain, Chinese Taipei, Djurgarden IF, and Hammarby IF in preparation for the AFC Asian Cup.
"I couldn't believe it when the Brazil tour was announced. I had to go and confirm with our team management, and even then I could not believe it. I was really happy and excited, so I wanted a proper confirmation. I still can't believe that I will be playing against someone like Marta. I can't describe these feelings," said Anju Tamang. India will be facing Brazil on November 24 followed by Chile, Venezuela on November 28 and December 1, respectively.