Indian Women’s Hockey Team Win Round 2, Qualify for Semifinals

The Indian women team defeated Poland 3-1 to win the final of the FIH Women’s Hockey World League Round 2 and qualified for the semifinals of the FIH Women’s Hockey World League that will be played in June and July 2015. The tournament decides the Olympic and World Cup Hockey berths for teams now.

Vandana Kataria was the top scorer of the tournament with 11 goals. Rani Rampal received the Young Player of the Tournament award. The tournament was played from 7-15th March at New Delhi.

Vandana Kataria scored 4 goals each against Ghana at Group Stage and Singapore in the Quarterfinals. Indian women conceded only one goal in the tournament, against Poland in the final.

Placed in Pool A, India won all the three matches. They defeated Singapore in the quarterfinal and Thailand in the semifinal.
Match Results for Indian Women:
Group A

    India def Ghana 13-0
    India def Poland 2-0
    India def Thailand 6-0


    Quarterfinal: India def Singapore 10-0
    Semifinal: India def Thailand 5-0
    Final: India def Poland 3-1

8 teams that include the hosts Argentina and 7 teams that will qualify from two semifinal event will enter the final in Rosario, Argentina to be played in December, 2015.

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