FIH Girls’s Professional League: USA check for assured India

Published:Mar 9, 202414:56
FIH Girls’s Professional League: USA check for assured India

The Indian ladies’s hockey crew will look to utilise its final FIH Professional League double-header tie in opposition to USA to handle its weak areas forward of the World Cup starting on July 1.

India performs USA on Tuesday and Wednesday in Rotterdam.

The crew produced a outstanding efficiency in its debut FIH Professional League season, occupying the third spot with 24 factors from 14 video games, behind Netherlands (32 factors from 14 matches) and Argentina, which has already clinched the title with 42 factors from 16 video games. Belgium is shut on the heels of India with 22 factors from 14 matches and India, led by Savita Punia, will likely be hoping to log out with two wins to complete third.

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“For us, crucial factor is that we might execute our plans and put up an improved efficiency over the weekend in opposition to Argentina. Nonetheless, we might have accomplished higher, however I really feel these matches are a confidence booster for us forward of the World Cup,” Savita stated.

“There may be nonetheless room for enchancment for us and we stay up for plugging the loopholes within the matches in opposition to the USA. We have gained good momentum and hopefully, we'll end our debut Professional League marketing campaign with good outcomes,” she added.

‘Assured of constructive outcomes’

Savita stated the crew is shaping up effectively for the quadrennial match.

“We're glad that we've got received a superb alternative of enjoying in Europe just some days forward of the World Cup, so the build-up in the direction of the large occasion has been actually nice. The crew is shaping up very well for the World Cup.”

India vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka stated the crew was assured of outclassing USA, which lies on the backside of the FIH Professional League standings with simply 5 factors from 12 video games. “The matches had been actually robust in opposition to Argentina, however we're glad that we caught to the plans and did very well in opposition to a robust crew. We're trying ahead to the final set of matches of our memorable Professional League marketing campaign. We're assured of getting constructive outcomes in opposition to the USA,” she stated.

Within the World Cup, the Indian ladies's hockey crew is positioned in Pool B together with England, China and New Zealand. India will kick off its marketing campaign in opposition to England on July 3 in Amstelveen, Netherlands.

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