India crushed by Japan, fails to qualify for 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup


The Indian women’s hockey squad loose 2-0 to Japan in the Hockey World League semi-final and fails to qualify for the subsequent year’s Women’s World Cup.

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India had to win the tie if they were to qualify for subsequently year’s World Cup, though they were crushed by Japan. Japan ranked World No 16, crushed India, who are No 12 in the world.

Japan commenced scoring in the initial seven minutes of the game with Kana Nomura netting the opener. Naho Ichitani multiplied the lead in the 29th moment as Japan opened a 2-0 lead and furthermore seal the match for her group.

With the misfortune, India will now confront South Africa or Ireland for the 7/eighth position. Their lone win of the competition had come against Chile – a group positioned twentieth.

They have battled against all groups positioned higher than them and their misfortune against Japan demonstrates the measure of work required to make them a compel to figure with on the field.

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