The Indian women's football team suffered a goalless draw after losing several chances in their opening match against Iran in the AFC Women's Asian Cup here. In other matches, 8-time champions China started their campaign on a grand note with a 4-0 win over Chinese Taipei in the opening match.
The Indian team dominated late in the first half but could not capitalize on the opportunity. Iran made 2 good movements. Once the ball has hit the goalpost. Dengmi Grace tried through a header in the 76th minute for India but was saved by the goalkeeper.
India has had a match with Chinese Taipei on Sunday. Wang Shuang scored 2 goals (3rd minute and 68th minute) for China. The other two goals were scored by Wang Shanshan (9th minute) and Zhang Jin (54th). China, playing internationally for the first time since July 2020, scored two goals in the opening 10 minutes, dashing hopes of an upset Chinese Taipei, who are playing in the tournament for the first time since 2008.