London: The biggest event in Women’s Hockey starts tomorrow! China (WR: 8), South Korea (WR: 9), India (WR: 10), and Japan (WR: 12) will be participating in the 14th edition of the prestigious event.
The teams have been separated into 4 pools of 4 teams each. China and Korea will be in action in Pool A, along with Italy and 7-time champions the Netherlands. India is in Pool B and will face England, Ireland, and the United States. The Japanese team will take their terrific form of the recent 4-Nations into the World Cup, and face two-time champions Australia, Commonwealth Champions New Zealand, and Belgium in Pool D. Argentina, Germany, South Africa, and Spain will be in action in Pool C.
The Indian Eves will be eyeing for glory in this edition of the Women’s Hockey World Cup. Thier moral will certainly be boosted after a very successful Donghae Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2018, in which they won a Gold Medal. The Indian Eves will also be delighted going into the tournament as their captain Rani Rampal joins the team for the Big Event.
Japan has enjoyed a very successful run of form ever since the Donghae Women’s Asian Champions Trophy which was held in May earlier this year. They played Australia and New Zealand in the 2018 Pioneer Energy Tri-Nation Women’s Internation Hockey tournament (May 2018), in which they secured a win against both the opponents. They also secured a strong second place finish in the 4-Nation Invitational Tournament last month, where they faced the Netherlands, Spain, and China.
The top-ranked Asian Team, China, is indeed a strong contender to finish on the podium, taking their strong title history into the event, which includes an Olympic Silver Medal (2008), World Cup Bronze medal (2002), 3 Asian Games titles, and more. The Silver Medalists of the Dongahe Women’s Asian Champions Trophy, South Korea, will also aim to bring on their A-game in Pool A.
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