The Black Sticks Women have won their final test against Chile in Santiago today, giving them a 3-0 series win ahead of the World League Final starting next weekend in Argentina.
However, their 3-2 win today was by far the closest game of the series, with the Black Sticks winning the previous two tests 6-2 and 7-0. The Kiwis were 3-0 up thanks to goals from Sophie Cox, Petrea Webster and Anita Punt before Chile found the back of the net twice in the final 15 minutes.
Head coach Mark Hager said it wasn’t the best performance from his side and better decisions up front would have helped them score more goals. Continue reading →
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.
England Women’s Hockey internationals Hannah Macleod, Kate Walsh and Georgie Twigg waiting for the Investec World League in London this June
England, Argentina, Australia and China are the four teams which automatically qualified for the Investec World League Semi Final in London, thanks their FIH World Ranking, while South Africa, USA, Spain and Italy have now been added to the line-up for what promises to be a scintillating week of hockey.
Following the last of the women’s Hockey World League Round 2 tournaments which concluded yesterday in Rio (Brazil), the FIH today announced the line-ups for the two women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final tournaments to be held in Rotterdam and London in June.
Indian Women’s Team celebrating their Hockey World League Round 2 Win in New Delhi
The Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament in Rotterdam will be held from June 13-23 in conjunction with the men’s Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament. Four teams (Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany, and Korea,) were already qualified for the event based on their FIH World Ranking and will be joined by four teams (Japan, India,Belgium and Chile) that qualified through the earlier rounds of the Hockey World League.
The Dutch enter the tournament as the top-ranked team in the FIH World Ranking. New Zealand, Germany, and Korea were also automatically qualified for the Semi-Finals thanks to their top-eight spot in the FIH World Ranking.