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‘Ready for problem’: Captain Savita forward of India’s opening WC match towards England

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Amstelveen [Netherlands], July 2 (ANI): The Indian Women’s Hockey Team and their English rivals have competed strongly with encounters between the 2 groups happening to the wire on most events.

Though on the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, it was Great Britain that India misplaced a bronze medal to by a slim 4-3 margin, many gamers from that GB squad will tackle India as they symbolize England on Sunday, of their first pool B match on the FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup Spain and Netherlands 2022.At the earlier version of the World Cup held in London in 2018, India matched the efficiency of England with a 1-1 draw within the round-robin league match. Earlier that 12 months, the Indian Women’s Team had overwhelmed England 2-1 within the group stage on the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia however had misplaced to them within the Bronze medal match.These two groups went gone neck-to-neck within the 2006 World Cup the place they drew 1-1 in addition to the 2002 Champions Challenge 3-3. England gained 1-0 within the 1998 Women’s World Cup group match. Going by stats, the sport tomorrow between India and England guarantees to be thrilling. Talking about their opponent, Savita stated, “Even though as a team, we would be focused on our own performance, England and India have faced off in some very close encounters and undoubtedly a rivalry has developed over the past three-four years in particular.””Some of our players want to challenge their goalkeeper Maddie Hinge, who has been quite exceptional at the goalpost. And they also have some very experienced players like Laura Unsworth, Giselle Ansley, their Captain Hollie Pearne-Webb and Lily Owsley who will bring their ‘A’ game against us,” Savita added.Even although India and England had been scheduled to play a double-header recreation in FIH Hockey Pro League earlier this 12 months which might have given insights into their recreation, the match was cancelled. But India stays optimistic about their probabilities right here on the prestigious World Cup. “Yes, a match against them would have been ideal in the lead up to the World Cup but we can’t be too bothered about what has happened in the past. The only aim for us right now is to get on to a good start in the tournament and the team is 100 per cent ready,” added the goalkeeper.The Indian Team will tackle England on July 3 of their marketing campaign opener in pool B. In their second match they are going to play China on July 5 adopted by a match towards New Zealand on July 7 in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Savita urged the Indian followers to again them of their marketing campaign for a maiden World Cup medal.”There is a big Indian community in Netherlands and we are expecting many of them will turn up for the matches. We saw many of them come support us in Rotterdam during the Pro League matches and definitely fans support will motivate us even more,” she concluded.On July 3, India will tackle England of their first pool B match at 2000 hrs IST. (ANI)

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