India, May 23 -- Clarity over the fate of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which was to be held later this year in India before being postponed to early 2021 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, has helped players cope psychologically with the ongoing standstill, said Thomas Dennerby, India's coach for the tournament, during a Q&A session in Facebook on Saturday.

Responding to questions from fans and journalists during the session organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), Dennerby, who is currently back home in Sweden, said his players have also been engaged in a fitness regime supervised by the coaching staff.

"We have tried to make sure that the girls continue to have the same focus that they had when they were in the n...