Michelle from Tashkent said: “This tournament is a dream for us, we have been preparing for almost a year.
Mansa reiterated her affection and added, “This is not just for us but for future generations. We want to give them something special.”
As a cloud of uncertainty hangs over the 23 girls on their team, they are all the more determined to perform well if given the chance.
In their group are Jordan and Iran. With the FIFA ban on India, the matches of Sree Gokulam FC have been canceled from the schedule.
Their CEO Dr. B Ashok Kumar told NDTV, “No deadline has been communicated to us. Why should they give 48 hours when our first match against Iran is? Is it on the 23rd? Ever since we landed here, they’ve asked us when you’re coming back, but we’re not here to come back. We won’t be back without the title”
On Friday, the Sports Department got in on the action. They spoke to FIFA on behalf of the club. In a statement, they said: “They have asked FIFA and AFC to consider allowing the team to compete in the AFC Women’s Club Championship (West Region) because of the interest of young players. “.
Currently, the first leg of the tournament has been rescheduled with only Iran and Jordan.
Dr. Kumar said, “We were not informed of the rescheduled matches. On the 16th we were informed that we were not participating in the tournament, unable to compete until the ban was lifted. lifted. From the 16th to the 22nd, there is almost a week. In case the ban is lifted, we can play. So we decided to stay.”
The tournament is being held in Qarshi and the Indian team is expected to have tickets there. But they were not given tickets in the first place and the club authorities were very upset with the way the organizers behaved.
“As a rule, they should give us tickets before Qarshi. ?”
The tournament kicks off on Saturday, the 20th. India’s only hope for a change hinges on the ministry’s good relationship with FIFA.
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