Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018: Only Ireland in QF as 15 teams Eye Next Round, 12 Teams Face Elimination after Round 2

Women's Hockey World Cup 2018

Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 has emerged as one of the best World Cups ever. Out of 16 teams divided in 4 groups, while 13th seed Ireland created history by entering Quarterfinals, 12 teams still face the danger of elimination at Group Stage after Round 2 as all teams play their last group matches today and tomorrow. Group A has two dominating teams, but to find out who gets into quarterfinal and who gets eliminated teams all 4 await the last group matches. In all four groups, except four teams, all teams can either qualify or get eliminated and Group D has replaced Group B in Round 2 as the Group of Death. Can it get more interesting?

Rules for Group Stage

    Group Topper Enters Quarterfinals Directly, one from all groups.
    Remaining two teams will reach PlayOffs. The winner of Playoffs will enter Quarterfinals.
    Teams finishing last in the group gets Eliminated from Tournament.

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: Schedule and Results
2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup: Points Table

Highlights after Round 2

    Ireland is the only team to have qualified for Quarterfinals with a game to play.
    Netherlands, Italy and Germany will qualify but must play the final matches to separate QF spot from PlayOffs.
    12 Teams can either get eliminated or qualify for next round.
    Netherlands has scored maximum 14 goals.
    South Korea is the only team to have not scored in 2 matches.
    China, South Korea, South Africa have lost both matches.
    3 matches have been drawn so far, 2 by the hosts England.
    3 Players have scored maximum 3 goals each. Goal scorers from all countries
    Netherlands are the only team in history to score 7+ goals in their first two games of a Women’s Hockey World Cup
    7 Goals by Spain vs South Africa is their World Cup record beating 5 goals scored in 1978.

Team Status After Round 2

Group In QF In PlayOffs In Contention Eliminated
A 0 Netherlands and Italy China and South Korea 0
B Ireland None England, India, USA 0
C None Germany Argentina, Spain, South Africa 0
D None None All 4 0

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