Imphal: The All India Football Federation has selected seven U-20 Women Players from Manipur for the U-20 Women’s National Team Camp to be held in Jamshedpur from February 5 to March 31, 2021 in preparation of the AFC U-20 Women’s Championship 2022 to be held February 7-20, 2022.
The players from Manipur are Sh. Monika (Goalkeeper), Y. Thailand (Attacker), Ph. Nirmala (Defender), Th. Martina (Mid-Fielder), N. Priyanka (Mid-Fielder), U. Pushparani Chanu (Mid-Fielder) and Y. Pakpi (Attacker).
A total of eight teams will compete in the tournament. The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica as the AFC representatives.
Japan is the defending champion. There will be two rounds of qualification matches, with the first round scheduled to be played between 17–21 March 2021, and the second round scheduled to be played on August 18 to 22, 2021.