The Women Hockey team of India secured a victory against Ireland as they defeated them with 1-0. The Hockey match had commenced on Friday where the Indian team kept the hope of moving ahead in the knockout after attaining the triumph. Now, the team will be facing off the South Africa team on 31 July 2021. This match is going to be very important for India as it will pave their way to the upcoming Quarter Finals. It would be fascinating to watch if they secure a place for themselves in QF or not. Get IND-W vs SA-W Live score and scorecard.
India had faced three consecutive defeats in their previous matches and needed one victory to continue performing in the Tokyo Olympics. They grabbed the opportunity after defeating Ireland and gaining their first win. The last-minute goal by Navneet Kaur maintained the hope of the players. Though the match definitely put the players under extreme pressure, the women emerged out as the fighters. Now, they will clash against the Republic of South Africa in the final encounter of Pool A. While Ireland will lock horns with Britain. Undoubtedly, the upcoming match has caught everyone’s eyes.
MATCH– India Vs South Africa
LEAGUE– Tokyo Olympics Hockey
DATE– July 31, 2021
TIME– 8:45 AM IST
VENUE– Oi Hockey Stadium North Pitch
Earlier Indian team has faced back to back defeats in their fixtures which has somewhat wiped off the chances of them appearing in the Quarter Finals. However, the team overcome their weakness and came out even stronger. Being led by Rani Rampal, the team had faced Ireland and in the first quarter, both sides failed to score any goals to their sides. At the end of the first 15 minutes, the score was 0-0. The same thing happened in the second quarter where even after passing the halftime, the teams remained at no goals.
The third quarter took place which witnessed the same story. Although Navneet Kaur took the charge to open the account by scoring a goal at the very last minute. There were three minutes remaining for both sides to play. However, the goal gave the victory to India while Ireland failed to score any goals. Now, it would be quite interesting to see the performances of both the team in the forthcoming match. If India manages to defeat South Africa and maintain their winning streak or SA grabs the victory. Keep following our site for the latest updates of IND-W vs SA-W.