The FIH Women’s World Cup 2022 kicked off on 1 July where the 16 best teams will go head to head across Spain and the Netherlands. India, under the tutelage of Janneke Schopman and the leadership of Savita Punia, will start their campaign on Sunday against England.
Here’s all you need to know about India in the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022:
How did India qualify for the World Cup?
India qualified for the World Cup after they finished third in the Asia Cup. India lost to Japan and South Korea. But they made it to the semifinals to book their World Cup spot and won the bronze medal after beating China.
What are the teams participating in the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022?
Teams in Pool A: Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and Chile.
Teams in Pool B: India, England, China, and New Zealand.
Teams in Pool C: Argentina, Spain, South Korea and Canada.
Teams in Pool D: Australia, Belgium, Japan and South Africa.
What are India’s fixtures for the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022?
The Indian team will have their opening match against England at 8 PM IST on 3 July. Then they’ll face China on 5 July at 8 PM IST and followed by New Zealand on July 7 at 11 PM IST.
Where will India’s fixtures for the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022 take place?
All of India’s matches will take place at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
Where can one watch India’s fixtures for the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022?
The Star Sports Network will broadcast the live telecast of the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022. Disney + Hotstar will live stream the matches on its app and website.
India’s Squad for Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022:
Goalkeepers: Savita Punia (C), Bichu Devi Kharibam.
Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka (VC), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita.
Midfielders: Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Sonika, Salima Tete.
Forwards: Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi.
Replacement Players: Akshata Abaso Dhekale, Sangita Kumari.