With just 10 days left in the World Cup, the Indian women’s hockey team will try to use their last FIH Pro League double header tie at least against the USA, starting in Rotterdam on Tuesday, so that the marquee Resolve your vulnerabilities before the event. Hosted jointly by the Netherlands and Spain, the Indian women performed brilliantly in their first FIH Pro League season, finishing third in the standings with 24 points from 14 games behind the Netherlands (32 points from 14 matches) and Argentina. , Which has already won the title with 42 points. 16 games.
Belgium are close to India with 22 points from 14 matches and the Indian team led by Swetha Punia will be looking to start the campaign with a win against the Americans for a credible third position.
The second match of the double header will be played on Wednesday.
In their last Pro League tie, India recorded a 2-1 shootout victory last weekend (2-2 in regulation time) and a slight 2-3 defeat to Olympic silver medalist Argentina.
The two matches against USA will provide an excellent platform for Indians to test their strength ahead of the World Cup starting July 1.
“The most important thing for us is that we could have put our plans into action and we could have done better this weekend against Argentina. However, we could have done better, but I think These matches are a confidence booster for us before the world. Cup, “said India captain Swetha.
He added: “We still have room for improvement and we look forward to fixing the gaps in the matches against the USA. Will end. “
As the World Cup draws to a close, Swetha says the team is preparing really well for the four-year tournament.
“We are happy to have a good opportunity to play in Europe a few days before the World Cup, so the preparations for the big event have been very good. The team for the World Cup is preparing really well.”
India’s vice-captain Deep Grace Ika said the team is confident of outclassing the United States, which is at the bottom of the FIH Pro League standings with just five points from 12 games.
“The matches against Argentina were really tough, but we are happy that we stick to our plans and perform really well against a strong team. We are looking forward to the final set of our memorable Pro League campaign matches. We expect positive results against the United States, “he said.
The Indian women’s hockey team has been placed in Pool B along with England, China and New Zealand in the World Cup. India will start their campaign against England on July 3 in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
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