After the results of Day 7 (last day of pool stage matches), the semi-finalists of 6th 6th Junior Women’s Asia Cup are now known. Pool A leaders China will Korea placed 2nd in Pool B standings while Japan (Pool B Standings Toppers) will take on India (2nd in Pool A).
Earlier on the last day of pool stage, India and Malaysia needed a win to reach semi finals, but India had to fight it out against a bold effort of Malaysia to win the match 2-1 from 0-1 deficit. It is Malaysia’s best outing against India in the competition. Apart from the win against Malay Girls India lost to China 2-5 and defeated Sri Lanka (16-0) and Singapore (9-0) on the way to semi finals, while China won all of their pool games against Sri Lanka (21-0), Malaysia (3-0), India (5-2) and Singapore (6-0).
In Pool A, Japan and Korea are separated only by Goal Difference, as they drew their match against each other and defeated Thailand, Kazakhstan and Pakistan in the pool stage matches. Japan defeated Pakistan (17-0), Kazakhstan (24-0) and Thailand (6-0) and Korea won against them 19-0, 20-0 and 8-0 respectively.
Pool Standings (Detailed Schedule and Results Here):
Reference: Hockey Asia