Indian Women's Football Team Eye Quarterfinal Spot in Asian Games

Indian women last played in the Games back in 1998 in Bangkok where they failed to qualify from their group. This will be only their second appearance.

updated: August 24, 2014 15:33 IST
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The Indian women's football team is aiming to make it to the quarterfinals in the next month's Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea. (Indian football teams handed tough draws in Asian Games)

"I think we should qualify for the quarterfinals. I am very positive. Of course, we want to go the distance, that's what everybody plays for but we are setting our goals. Quarterfinal is a must and we take it forward from there," Indian women's team head coach Tarun Roy told PTI in Mumbai on Sunday. (Asian Games Men's Hockey: India and Pakistan in same pool)

Roy, who will be coaching the women's national team for the first time, said it will be challenge for him but he is up for the job. (Terry Walsh confident India can break Asian Games gold jinx)

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