Bhubaneswar: The Indian Women’s National team is all set to cross swords with continental rivals Myanmar, IR Iran, and Nepal at the inaugural Hero Gold Cup, beginning Saturday, at the Kalinga Stadium here.
India will begin their campaign against IR Iran on the opening day at 7pm.
All the matches will be streamed live on Hotstar.
The four-nation tournament, the first such competition in India for senior women’s team, is being organised by All India Football Federation in association with the Odisha government. It will be played in a round-robin format with the two top teams making it to the final on February 15.
“The primary objective of the tournament was to provide best of exposure to the women’s team as they prepare for the second round of the Olympic Qualifiers in April,” said AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das.
The Indian women, coached by Maymol Rocky, are currently unbeaten in the last 4 Friendlies against Hong Kong and Indonesia, and will also be playing in the SAFF Women’s Championship in March.
The fixture for the Hero Gold Cup is as follows:
Myanmar vs Nepal (4pm).
India vs IR Iran (7pm).
Myanmar vs IR Iran (4pm).
India vs Nepal (7pm).
IR Iran vs Nepal (4pm).
India vs Myanmar (7pm).
February 15: FINAL.