India played their first match of the FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup against England at Amstelveen in the Netherlands on 3rd July. The World Cup will be played in two countries, Spain and Netherlands. India played the match at Wenger Hockey Stadium with England. Both the countries played the round ending in a draw.
Both the teams started an aggressive game and played to get the first score. England got the upper hand within the first quarter and scored a goal. Lily Owsley gave an incredible assist to Isabelle Peters. The Indian team kept calm and didn’t rush to equal the score. A PC was granted to the women in blue, but Gurjit Kaur’s shot bounced off the goal post.
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Vandana Katariya had a chance inside the defense of England, and she successfully equaled the score deflected by goalie Maddie Hinge. India didn’t register their goal till the third quarter. Neha and Navjot infiltrated in the opposite defense, assisting Sharmila but still missed the opportunity. With four minutes to the final whistle, England appealed for a PC, but were denied.
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FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup: India vs England Ended in a Draw By 1-1
The final whistle was blown, and both the teams ended their session with one goal each, finishing the game in a draw. Earlier in the day, China and New Zealand also finished their game in a 2-2 draw. In the next game, India will play against China in their second Pool B.
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