Indian women’s football team lost to Brazil
Digital Desk, New Delhi. The Indian women’s football team was thrashed 6-1 by Brazil in their opening match of the four-nation international tournament on Friday. Brazil’s Deborah Oliveira, the 2007 World Cup runner-up, scored in the first minute before India’s Manisha Kalyan equalized in the eighth minute. After this, team player Giovanna Costa gave Brazil the lead again in the 36th minute.
In the second half, the Brazilian team scored four more goals. In that Ariadina Borges (52nd, 81st minute), Caroline Ferraz (54th) and Gace Ferreira (76th) scored the goals.
In the first half, the Indian team gave a tough fight to Brazil. However, they could not maintain it in the second half and got many goals from the opposing team. The biggest achievement for the team was the goal scored by Manisha Kalyan against this strong seventh ranked team.
The Brazilian team had scored the first goal within just 52 seconds. The opposing team scored by dodging Indian goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan. However, shortly after this, Manisha Kalyan brought the team on par. India’s Pyari counter-attacked and passed the ball to Kalyan who scored with a fine run from the left flank.
After this, in the 45th minute itself, Brazil took the lead by scoring the second goal. Brazil led 2–1 in the first half. With this match, Brazilian midfielder Formiga retired from football at the age of 43. He has played seven Olympics and seven World Cups. Now India has to play Chile on 29th November and Venezuela on 2nd December.