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We’ll fight until final whistle: India women’s football coach Dennerby ahead of Brazil match

India are the clear underdogs of their four-nation ladies’s match opening match in opposition to mighty Brazil however head coach Thomas Dennerby on Wednesday mentioned his facet will struggle “until the final whistle”.

India play world quantity seven Brazil on Friday earlier than taking over Chile (November 29) and Venezuela (December 2).

Marta, thought of because the world’s best lady footballer, has been named within the Brazil squad.

“The mentality going into the matches is to win. I by no means inform my gamers that I’m pleased with a 0-1 or 0-2 loss,” Dennerby mentioned in a launch from All India Soccer Federation.

“However, we additionally want to know which you could’t win all video games. Nevertheless, we need to have a profitable mentality, one the place we hate to lose any match and can struggle till the ultimate whistle.”

Dennerby mentioned his gamers are greater than motivated to face the house facet.

“There’s a variety of pleasure within the workforce as a result of Brazil is an excellent footballing nation and we comply with a variety of the Brazilian gamers ourselves. All of us admire them, and there’s a lot to study from them as effectively,” mentioned the Swede.

“Enjoying in opposition to them is a giant motivation for us all.”

India are at present ranked 57th whereas Brazil are positioned 50 spots above them. Citing the upper degree of the opponents, India captain Ashalata Devi mentioned it will likely be a “enormous alternative” for her facet to play in opposition to a high workforce on the earth.

“Brazil is clearly a giant workforce, they’re greater up within the rankings as effectively, and we contemplate ourselves very fortunate to get this type of a possibility to play in opposition to them. It is a huge alternative for us to study and enhance from them,” mentioned Ashalata.

Will probably be the primary time {that a} senior India workforce will face Brazil in soccer. In the meantime, for Brazil, it will likely be a farewell match for his or her legendary midfielder Formiga Mota.

“We now have ready for round three months forward of this, so I’m excited and assured heading into the match. I’m actually excited to be enjoying in opposition to each Marta and Formiga too. However we are going to attempt our degree finest to cease them,” mentioned Ashalata.

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