India vs England FIH Women Hockey World Cup Match preview :
- India will take on hosts England today
- The match will be played at 6:30 pm IST
- Germany V. South Africa will kick off the tournament
The FIH Women’s World Cup gets underway today with India taking on hosts England at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London. The 16-day event sees India grouped in Pool B with England, USA and Ireland. With two practice matches against Australia and Belgium in the two week warm-up to the tournament serving as good practice for the Indians, a strong performance is expected from the side that has grown in strength over the years.
The Indian hockey team has emerged from the shadows over the past couple of years to make a name for themselves with some impressive performances that saw them break into the top 10 as well. Filled with attacking flair with players like Rani and drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur being regarded among the best in the world, the Indian team is expected to set the tournament alive with their refreshing style of play and register their best ever performance at a FIH event.
Talking about India vs England FIH Women Hockey World Cup, “The pressure will be on England and not on us.” “Yes they will have the home ground advantage but we are not new to playing in front of big crowds. We have done well against England before and we will carry the confidence of doing well in our recent tournaments including the CWG where we had tasted victory against England in the Group Stage at Gold Coast,” said Indian captain Rani a day before the match.
Find below all the pools, India’s matches, schedules and timings of the world cup.
Pool A: China, Italy, Netherlands, South Korea
Pool B: England, India, USA, Ireland
Pool C: Germany, South Africa, Argentina, Spain
Pool D: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Belgium
Saturday, July 21
6.30 pm: England vs India
Thursday, July 26
6.30 pm: India vs Ireland
Sunday, July 29
9.30 pm: India vs USA
Monday, July 30:
10.30 pm: 2C vs 3D
12.45 am: 2D vs 3C
Tuesday, July 31:
10.30 pm: 2A vs 3B
12.45 am: 2B vs 3A
Wednesday, August 1:
10.30 pm: 1C vs winner 2nd crossover
12.45 am: 1D vs winner 1st crossover
Thursday, August 2:
10.30 pm: 1A vs winner 4th crossover
12.35 am: 1B vs winner 3rd crossover
Saturday, August 4
6.30 pm: Semi-final 1
9.00 pm: Semi-final 2
6.30 pm: Bronze Medal
9.00 pm: Final
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