In the qualifying event for the 2018 Women’s World Cup , the Indian hockey women team is going to fight against FIH Ranking No. 20 Chile at Johannesburg ,South Africa on 12th July from 12:00 onward . The FIH Ranking no. 12 India is put in pool B with host South Africa along with the U.S, Chile and Argentina.
In pool B , India lies on second position below USA after playing a draw with South African Hockey team on 8th July . In this match ,India shows a very effective defending performance against South Africa , Indian Goalkeeper Savita Rani play brilliantly and the match came out with a draw by 0-0. By this India made a slow but effective start in the Women’s Hockey World League Semi Final and with their powerful structured game they show a strong spot in the race to secure World Cup Qualification . Their ball possession technique is very good and the strong coordination among the players will help them to play well against Chile on Wednesday’s game.
Key Players of both the teams
The team captain and striker Rani Rampal have responsibility in her hands to made a effective communication and coordination among the players. The vice captain and defender of team Sushila Chanu is playing effectively and the goalkeepers Savita Rani and Rajani Etimarpu will show a great promise to their game.
Chile team is fully prepared to attack on their opponent team as the defeat USA in their opening game of Women’s Hockey World League Semi Final will enhance their attacking strategy and they will try to beat their opponent at any cost to qualify in the 2018 World Cup.
About India’s Women Hockey Team
Nickname : “Golden Girls of Hockey”
Association : Hockey India
Confederation : ASHF (Asia)
Coach : Marijne Sjoerd
Captain : Rani Rampal
FIH Ranking : 12
About Chile’s Women Hockey Team
Nickname : Las Diablas (The Devils )
Association : Federacion Chilena de Hockey Sobre Cesped
Confederation : PAHF
Coach : Ronald Stein
Manager : Kattana Rodriguez
Captain : Camila Caram
FIH Ranking : 20
Possible Team Players of both Team
India : Rani Rampal(C), Navjot Kaur , Deep Grace Ekka , Monika Malik , Nikki Pradhan , Savita Punia (GK) , Vandana Kataria , Gurjit Kaur , Namita Toopo , Renuka Yadav , Sunita Lakra , Sushila Chanu , Preeti Dubey , Lilima Minz , Ritu Rani, Reena Khokhar.
Chile : Camila Caram , Claudia Schular , Catalina Cabach , Sofia Walbaum , Michelle Wilson , Maria Jose Fernandez, Ctalina Thiermann, Javier Villagra, Paula Infante , Carolina Garcia , Daniela Infante , Chirtine Fingerhuth , Manuela Urroz , Daniela Caram , Denise Infante , Josefina Khamis .
Match venue Details
City : Johannesburg ,South Africa
Match Between : India v/s Chile
Pool/Class : B
Match No. : 9
Date : 12th July 2017, Wednesday
Timing : From 12:00 onwards
Though both the teams are in good form and fitness, both are seeking to qualify for the 2018 Women’s World Cup, so both will try to give their best and will try to win this game. India is in good form and present a strong competition to Chile. All over this match is going to be a thrilled one and fascinating. The probability to win this match is looking equally to both the teams, so the team which will play a strategical and strong mental game is going to win this. So best wishes to both the teams and good luck to both.
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