2024 Turkey Women’s Cup football: India won by defeating Estonia 4-3

India Makes History with 4-3 Win Over Estonia in Turkish Women’s Cup 2024

India beat Estonia 4-3 in their first match of the Turkish Women’s Cup 2024 football tournament at the Gold City Sports Complex in Alanya, Turkey, on Wednesday. The historic win marked the first victory of the Indian women’s football team against a team from the UEFA confederation in an official match. Prior to this, India had faced Belarus, Ukraine, and Romania, resulting in losses in all three matches.

The Indian team, ranked 65th in the world, faced tough competition from Estonia, ranked 98th in the FIFA rankings, in the opening minutes of the match. However, after weathering the storm, the Indian team gradually grew into the game and created several scoring opportunities. Manisha Kalyan scored a brace with goals in the 17th and 81st minutes, while Indumathi Kathiresan and Pyari Xaxa added one goal each to the tally.

Despite Estonia registering goals through Lisette Tammik, Vlada Kubassova, and M Lillemae, India maintained composure and secured the victory. The Indian team, under new coach Langam Chaoba Devi, showcased determination and resilience throughout the match.

The win against Estonia is a significant milestone for Indian women’s football, showcasing the team’s potential and growth on the international stage. The players displayed skill, teamwork, and a fighting spirit, making the country proud with their performance.

With the next match against Hong Kong on the horizon, the Indian women’s football team will look to build on this momentum and continue their successful run in the Turkish Women’s Cup 2024. Congratulations to the team on their remarkable victory, and may they continue to inspire fans and supporters with their dedication and passion for the beautiful game.

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