India will look to avenge the pool stage loss, when they face Ireland in the quarter-final of the Women’s hockey World Cup at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London on Thursday. World no. 10 India last played in a quarter-final encounter 40 years ago in the 1978 Madrid Women’s World Cup. The team’s semi-final appearance in the inaugural edition of the World Cup in 1974 remains the best Indian performance in the history of the prestigious event.
The live telecast of the match will start at 10:30 pm on August 2 (Thursday). The match can be seen live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD while live streaming will be available on Hotstar. You can also follow our live blog of the match on www.hindustantimes.com.
In the Crossover Match against Italy, it was Lalremsiami (ninth minute), Neha Goyal (45’) and Vandana Katariya (55’) who scored in India’s significant win.
It was a dominant overall performance that saw them make the next round and in hindsight, Rani believes the team has improved match-by-match where they have drawn 1-1 to World No.2 England, lost 0-1 to Ireland, drew 1-1 with USA in the Pool Stage followed by a triumphant 3-0 score-line against the Italians.
(With agency inputs)
First Published: Aug 02, 2018 12:49 IST
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