The Women’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup 2021 is the ninth edition of the Women’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup, the biennial women’s under-21 field hockey world championship organized by the International Hockey Federation. The Junior Women’s World Cup 2021 is scheduled for 01 – 12 April 2022 being played in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The tournament was initially scheduled to be held in 2021 but was postponed due the the COVID situation.
A total of 16 teams qualified for the final tournament. In addition to South Africa, who qualified as the host, 15 other teams qualified from five separate continental competitions out of which 3 teams are from Asia which include India, Korea and Malaysia.
The Quarter Finals were played on Day-7 of the Competition 8 April 2021.
1st Quarter final: India (3- 0) Korea
2nd Quarter final: Netherlands (5-0) South Africa
3rd Quarter final: England (2-1) USA
4th Quarter final: Germany (4-1) Argentina
Netherlands, India, England and Germany are the semi finalists. Netherlands will take on India on 10 April 2022, 13:30 local RSA time and England will face Germany to go through into the finale on 10 April 2022 – 15:45 local RSA time.
There have been 137 goals scored in 28 matches, for an average of 4.89 goals per match. Until now the top goal scorer of the tournament is Dicke Jip from Netherlands with 12 goals to her name. Behind her is Fokke Luna of Netherlands also with 10 goals. 3rd top scorer is khan Mumtaz from India with 6 goals.
From Asia, India has been successful in securing a place in semi-finals. India topped Group D with nine points from three games and won the quarter final against Korea. Salima Tete and team have been quite impressive in the tournament, scoring as many as 11 goals in three matches, underlining their ability to convert chances. Unlike India, South Korea struggled in the group stage, winning just one match against Uruguay. The forthcoming matches includes:
Malaysia versus Ireland for 9th-12th place on 9 April at 15:45
Korea versus RSA for 5th-8th place on 10 April at 11:15
The final of the tournament will be played on 12th April at 15:45 local RSA time.
Stay tuned for more updates on the tournament.