Women’s Hockey World Cup 2010: India Finishes 9th

Roasario, Argentina: Indian women played their final match against South Africa in the 9th-10th place classification match and emerged winner to finish 9th in the tournament.

Earlier Netherlands and host, Argentina have qualified for the final. Argentina defeated Germany 2-1, while Netherlands defeated England on penalty. Spain finished at the bottom after Japan defeated them in classification match for 11-12th place.

Indian women could win only 2 matches in the tournament. They registered their other win against Japan (which finished 11th) in the Group Stage. Rani Rampal emerged as the most successful Indian player scoring 7 goals in 6 matches.

Results for India
Classification Match for 9-10th place
def South Africa 4-3 (Rampal-2 goals, Anjum and Handa 1 goal each)

Group Stage

    Lost to Netherlands 1-7 (Rampal 1 goal)
    Lost to Australia 3-6 (Rampal 2 goals, Rani 1 goal)
    Lost to Germany 1-4 (Rampal 1 goal)
    Def Japan 2-0 (Rampal and Handa 1 goal each)
    Lost to New Zealand 0-3

Statistics
1. Rampal scored 7 goals in the tournament, Handa 2, Ranu and Anjum 1 each.
2. Rampal is the 2nd highest goal scorer of the tournament after Baumen of Netherlands.
3. India conceded 20 goals in 5 group matches, the maximum number of goals conceded by any team.

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