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FIH Women’s Junior World Cup – Check All you need to know about 10th edition

FIH Women’s Junior World Cup – Check All you need to know about 10th edition

India Women eye their maiden title in FIH Women’s Junior World Cup. The tournament features 16 teams and will be held till 10th December.

The 10th edition of the FIH Women’s Junior World Cup is currently underway in Santiago, Chile. The tournament for the Under-21 men women features 16 teams and will be held till 10th December this year. 

India Women eye their maiden title in the tournament. Meanwhile, Netherlands are the defending champions. The Dutch girls won the country’s fourth title in the tournament at the last edition, held in South Africa in 2022.

FIH Women’s Junior World Cup – Groups

All the teams competing in the ongoing tournament have been divided into four groups of four teams each.

Pool A will feature defending champions Netherlands, along with hosts Chile, last edition’s hosts South Africa and Australia.

Pool B comprise s Argentina and Spain along with South Korea and Zimbabwe. India is placed in Pool C along with last-year’s runner-up Germany, Belgium and Canada. Meanwhile, Pool D have England, Japan, New Zealand and United States.

Pool A – Chile, Australia, Netherlands, South Africa

Pool B – South Korea, Argentina, Spain, Zimbabwe 

Pool C – India, Belgium, Germany, Canada

Pool D – England, Japan, New Zealand, United States

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals while the other teams will enter classification rounds.

Also Read: India secure big 12-0 win against Canada in FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup opener

India in FIH Women’s Junior World Cup 2023

The Indian girls narrowly missed a medal in the last edition of the World Cup. They secured a fourth place finish and eye a much better show in the upcoming edition.

Defender Preeti is leading the side in the tournament. The Junior Women’s team faced success by winning the Junior Asia Cup title this year. With this, they have entered the tournament with confidence.

Squad

Goalkeepers: Khushboo, Madhuri Kindo

Defenders: Neelam, Preeti (captain), Jyoti Singh, Ropni Kumari

Midfielders: Mahima Tete, Manju Chorsiya, Jyoti Chhatri, Hina Bano, Sujata Kujur, Rutuja Dadaso Pisal (vice-captain)

Forwards: Sakshi Rana, Mumtaz Khan, Annu, Deepika Soreng, Dipi Monika Toppo, Sunelita Toppo

Standbys: Thounaojam Nirupama Devi, Jyothi Edula

FIH Women’s Junior World Cup LIVE Streaming

Where can one watch FIH Women’s Junior Hockey World Cup LIVE?

Fans can watch the Hockey World Cup matches LIVE on Jio Cinema and Sports 18 Television channel in India.

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