Out of the selected 20 players who made it from the one month long preparatory National camp that had 30 players for training which began on 25 July in Patiala (Punjab), 50 per cent of them were from the Northeast states.
Although Team India didn’t advance to the finals in the conclusion of the qualifying competition of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Women’s Championship 2017 held in China.
However, the Indian national team did a remarkable stride by winning 2 matches out of their 4 matches (Group -B Pool).
28 August: Philippines 2-0 India
01 September: India 5-1 Malaysia
03 September: India 4-1 Northern Mariana Islands
05 September: Korea Republic 7-0 India
List of 10 Northeast Players in 20-Member Squad:
GOALKEEPERS: Monika Devi (Manipur), Laxmita Reang (Tripura)
DEFENDERS: Ashila Chanu (Manipur)
MIDFIELDERS: Grace Lalrampari (Mizoram), Sanathokpi Devi (Manipur), Offee Lalhmingchhuapuil (Mizoram), Karishma Rai (Sikkim)
FORWARDS: Thailand Devi (Manipur), Babysana Devi (Manipur), Bawitlung Vanlalhriattiri (Mizoram)