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    Vijayan says women’s football is on the rise in India, praising team’s performance in Brazil tour

    Kozhikode. Former legend of Indian football Im Vijayan (IM Vijayan) has described the performance of the national women’s team in the recent tour of Brazil as excellent. He further said that increasing competition among the players would help in the development of sports in the country. The Indian team played Brazil, Chile and Venezuela in a four-nation tournament in preparation for the AFC (Asian Football Federation) Women’s Asian Cup to be held in Mumbai and Pune from January 20 to February 6.

    Indian women’s soccer team Although they have lost all three of their matches, the highlight of the tour was the team’s goal against Brazil, considered the superpower of the game. “The way India played against Brazil was impressive,” said Vijayan, a former captain of the Indian men’s team. We have scored a goal against the top team in the world which shows that the level of women’s football in India is increasing.

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    In a statement from the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the 52-year-old former player said, “Our team has improved a lot and the federation is doing its best to give them the much needed experience.” India is hosting the Asian Cup next year and everyone is working hard to get a place in the team and play good football. I am very happy to see that everyone is contributing to the development of women’s football to take Indian football forward together.

    Indian international M Suresh also backed the victory. “The Indian women’s team is doing well now,” she said. The way he has performed against the top teams is worth watching. Both players were present to support the female players on the final day of the Senior Women’s National Football Championship.

    In this tournament, defending champions Manipur won their 21st national title by defeating Railways in a thrilling final on Thursday in a penalty shootout. Vijayan said, “Despite the threat of Kovid-19, the way the AIFF and the Kerala government have organized the championship is commendable. Shows how everyone is working for the betterment of Indian football.

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