Hockey World Cup 2023: India faces Wales in DO-OR-DIE Clash, Check quarter-final qualification scenarios for India at Hockey WC – Follow LIVE

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Hockey World Cup 2023: Team India faces a stern test as they take on Wales in their final Group stage clash on Thursday. With a win and a defeat, the hosts are hanging by a thread as they look to seal direct qualification to the quarter-finals. India need to win 7-0 against Wales with 6 field goals to move into the next stage. Star Sports Network will have Hockey WC LIVE Broadcast from 7 PM. Watch India Wales LIVE Streaming on Disney+Hotstar & FanCode. Follow India at Hockey WC LIVE updates on Indiesport.IN

India in FIH Hockey World Cup 2023

  • India 2-0 Spain
  • India 0-0 England
  • India vs Wales, 7 PM IST on Thursday

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Hockey World Cup 2023: India faces Wales in DO-OR-DIE Clash, Check quarter-final qualification scenarios for India at Hockey WC – Follow LIVE

Hockey World Cup 2023: India faces Wales in DO-OR-DIE Clash, Check quarter-final qualification scenarios for India at Hockey WC - Follow LIVE

India are in a tricky situation. After playing out a draw against England on Sunday, India have to win against Wales. But that alone won’t guarantee India a top spot and automatic quarterfinals berth. India will not have to win the match but also have to win by a good margin to avoid a Cross-Over. If England finishes on top, India will face a tricky Malaysia or New Zealand test.

Scenario 1: India beat Wales, England lose to Spain

This Scenario is MOOT. England Thrashed Spain 4-0 to advance to the next stage.

Scenario 2: If India lose or draw to Wales

A defeat or a draw ends India’s direct qualification hopes.

Scenario 3: India and England both win

If India and England both win their games, the two teams will be level on points. The goal difference will come into play. England scored 4-0 against Spain. Now India will have to win by 8-0 to advance. A 7-0 win will also do, but in that case, India have to score 6 field goals.

Pool D
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  England 3 2 1 0 9 0 9 7
2  India (H) 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 4
3  Spain 3 1 0 2 5 7 -2 3
4  Wales 2 0 0 2 1 10 −9 0

How can India qualify for Hockey WC quarterfinals?

  • The simple route is to win against Wales by at least 8-0 margin to surpass England’s goal difference.
  • Things turned bad when England scored 4 past Spain to put pressure on India
  • India can Also Progress to the next stage if they win 7-0 against Wales, however, in that case, India will have to score 6 field goals.
  • The other route is through finishing 2nd or 3rd in Pool D and going through Cross-Over.
  • However, it becomes a tricky task as some strong teams will be in Cross-Overs as well.
  • Cross-Overs are knockout matches and a loss will result in elimination.

Hockey World Cup 2023: India faces Wales in DO-OR-DIE Clash, Check quarter-final qualification scenarios for India at Hockey WC – Follow LIVE

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