The AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 is all set to get underway on the 20th of January with the tournament being hosted by India, here’s all you need to know about the India vs Iran
India will be taking on Iran on the very first day of the AFC Women’s Asia Cup which is taking place in India across three venues in the state of Maharashtra. What’s interesting is the fact that the last time India hosted the competition, they finished as the runners-up back in 1979.
The top three is where India had finished in three straight occasions between 1979 and 1983, with the team coming third between two runners-up runs. Since that time, India have not been able to move out of the group stages between 195 and 2003, only qualifying for the finals this time.
Iran, on the other hand, are making their debut with this year’s tournament. So here’s all you need to know about the India vs Iran fixture:
AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022: India vs Iran Date, Time, Venue, Head-to-Head, Live Stream, Prediction
Date: Thursday, January 20th
Timings: 7:30 pm Indian Standard Time
Venue: The India vs Iran game is scheduled to take place at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
India vs Iran Squad And Players
Goalkeepers: Aditi Chauhan, Sowmiya Narayanswamy, Maibam Linthoingambi Devi
Defenders: Nganbam Sweety Devi, Manisha Panna, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi, Hemam Shilky Devi, Dalima Chibber, Ritu Rani
Midfielders: Yumnam Kamala Devi, Nongmaithem Ratanbala Devi, Anju Tamang, Indumathi Kathiresan, Naorem Priyangka Devi, Karthika Angamuthu
Forwards: Pyari Xaxa, Grace Dangmei, Sandhiya Ranganathan, Renu, Manisha Kalyan, Mariyammal Balamurugan, Sumati Kumari
Goalkeepers: Zohreh Koudaei, Maryam Yektae, Arefeh Seyedkazemi
Defenders: Fatemeh Amineh, Hadieh Kor, Melika Motevalli, Ghazaleh Banitalebi, Behnaz Taherkhani, Zohreh Jalali, Fatemeh Adeli
Midfielders: Zahra Sarbali, Sara Zohrabi, Samaneh Chahkandi, Yasaman Farmani, Elham Farahmand, Zahra Masoumi
Forwards: Afsaneh Chatrenoor, Sara Ghoomi, Negin Zandi, Hajar Dabbaghi
Head To Head Record India vs Iran Women Football
India and Iran have had a total of 3 meetings in the past, with the Blue Tigresses emerging victorious in 2 of those face-offs. The two sides first came face to face in 2008 during the Asian Cup qualifiers in which India won 3-1 at home while Iran defeated them 4-1 in the return leg.
The Women’s Gold Cup hosted by India in 2019 saw the home side winning 1-0, thanks to Anju Tamang for finding the back of the net in the 48th minute.
AFC Women’s Asia Cup: India vs Iran Live Streaming, Telecast And Prediction
Live Telecast In India: Discovery Network- Eurosport
Live Stream In India: Jio TV
India has a better record against Iran till now and the hosts will look to get the best of a comparatively weaker Iranian team on the first day in Navi Mumbai. We predict an easy win for India.
Prediction: India 3-1 Iran
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