Indian Women’s Hockey Team will face hosts Netherlands in the quarter-finals of Hockey World League, while Pool B toppers Germany will take on Chile. New Zealand and Korea lock horns with Japan and Belgium respectively in other two quarter-final matches in Rotterdam.
India, who finished last in their Pool B after a draw against Belgium (1-1) and two losses against New Zealand (7-0) and Germany (7-1) will have difficult task when they take on London Olympics Gold Medalists Netherlands. The Dutch women were slow starter in the tournament and were held for 1-1 draw by Japan in campaign opener, but made the necessary changes in their to game to beat Korea (2-0) in next pool match. The women in orange finished their pool stage with big victory (10-0) over Chile to top Pool A.
Germany won all of their pool matches to top Pool B. The Germans, who defeated Belgium, New Zealand and India with 3-0, 3-2 and 7-1 respectively, should have an easy outing in quarter-finals as they face Chile, who are yet to register a victory in Round 3 at Rotterdam.
The Schedule of Quater-Final Matches Rabobank Hockey World League (Women’s):
Date: 18th June, 2013 at Rotterdam
|Time (IST)||Time (CEST)||Team||vs||Team|
|16:00||12:30||New Zealand (2B)||vs||Japan (3A)|
|18:00||14:30||Germany (1B)||vs||Chile (4A)|
|21:30||17:00||Korea (2A)||vs||Belgium (3B)|
|23:30||20:00||Netherlands (1A)||vs||India (4B)|
Apart from Live Streaming of the Rabobank World League in Rotterdam on YouTube Channel of FIH, it is live telecasted on Ten Sports in India, Sky Sport in New Zealand. The top three teams from the World League Semi-Final automatically qualify for the 2014 Hockey World Cup, although it is possible to earn qualification at the tournament with a lower ranking.