New Delhi, July 26 (CNMSPORTS) - The Indian womens football team will be travelling to Spain to play in the COTIF Tournament from August 1-6, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Thursday.
This is the first time that the women's senior team is travelling to Europe to participate in a tournament, according to a statement
The exposure tour has been arranged by AIFF in coordination with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) keeping in mind the crucial Olympic Qualifiers which are slated to be held in November.
Furthermore, the senior team will also be defending their title in the SAFF Women's Championship scheduled to be held later this year, a tournament in which the girls are unbeaten in their last 19 matches. The squad will be leaving the Indian shores early morning on Friday.
The team was given a send-off at the AIFF headquarters where general secretary Kushal Das wished them luck.
"This is a very important trip especially with the Olympic Qualifiers being around the corner. Women in Indian sports are achieving laurels at the highest level and the Indian Women's Hockey Team are currently unbeaten in the Hockey World Cup. The AIFF has extensive plans for Women's Football in India and all of you are part of the plan. Good luck for the tournament."