Women’s Hockey World Cup: Clinical India surpasses Italy’s challenge to enter Quarter Final StageAugust 1, 2018
Asian hope Indian Women Hockey team has performed with all their effort to surpass lower-ranked Italy’s challenge with an easy 3-0 victory in the play-off played on Tuesday. Now Indian team will lock horns against the group B top spot achieving team Ireland in the quarter final match on Thursday for place in semi-final.
Indian side registered an easy win against the counterparts Italy with 3-0 goals. Lalermsiami opened the match for India in the 9th minute of the match, in the later match Neha Goyal advanced India’s dominance in the match with a superb flick in 45th minute of the match.
Vandana Katariya in 55th minute stamped India’s victory in the game by scoring goal with good show as a forward attacking player. Determined with the performance for the day, Indian side with great defensive approach not allowed panicked Italy side to get even a single start in the match and entered the semi-final stage matches with 3-Null scoreline.
Importance of Semi-final advancement
If Indian side takes the legacy forward on Thursday and ensures their spot in semi-final lineup. This will be a historic moment for the whole nation, as the home side has just reached the top 4 positioning previously just for 1 time in World Cup history.
Ireland has already emerged as a better side against India in the group matches as the side overpowered league matches with 1-0 scoreline against India in the previous encounter. Ireland has not added any negative remarks in their world cup journey yet. They have won all their previous 3 matches in the group matches. India attains blurred chances to revive history once again but Indian Women team better know the importance of hope of 125 crore Indians. The side will surely try to mark entry in the semifinal match with a revengeful match against Ireland.