Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018: Race for A New Finalist vs The Battle of Champions

The 14th edition of Women’s Hockey World Cup has two contrasting semifinals today. One will see battle of 2014 World Cup finalists as 9 time World Champions, while other will provide a new 6th finalist to World Cup. Ireland is 15th country to reach semifinal, while Spain will play their 2nd semis after being the 14th country to enter semifinal in 2006. So far it has been a journey similar to FIFA World Cup 2018. Three of these teams were the Group Toppers, while Spain finished third and then defeated their Group topper in QF. All the best to the semifinalists!

About Women’s Hockey World Cup
List of Women’s Hockey World Cups Winners
Indian Squad for Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018
2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup: Points Table
Summary of Group Stage
Who Will Prevent Repeat of FIFA World Cup 2018

Statistics for 1st Semifinal

    Appearance: 11 Spain, 4 Ireland
    Final: 0 for both
    Semifinals: 1 Spain, 0 Ireland

Current World Cup Statistics:

    Spain: Played 5, Won 3, Goals Scored 11, Conceded 10
    Ireland: Played 4, Won 3, Goals Scored 4, Conceded 2

Statistics for 2nd Semifinal

    Appearance: 14 Netherlands, 11 Australia
    Titles: 7 Netherlands, 2 Australia
    Runners up: 4 Netherlands, 3 Australia
    Semifinals: 13 Netherlands, 10 Australia

Current World Cup Statistics:

    Netherlands: Played 4, Won 4, Goals Scored 28, Conceded 2
    Australia: Played 4, Won 2, Goals Scored 4, Conceded 3

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