Women’s Junior Hockey World Cup: India defeat Germany 2-1 to enter quarterfinals
In Hockey, the Indian women’s team stunned formidable Germany 2-1 to register its second consecutive win in the pool stages and assure its place in the quarterfinals of the FIH Junior World Cup today.
India, who thrashed Wales 5-1 in its opening Pool D match yesterday, scored through two penalty corner conversions by Lalremsiami (2nd minute) and Mumtaz Khan (25th) to emerge winners. Germany’s lone goal was scored by Jule Bleuel in the 57th minute.
The Indians will finish off their pool engagements against Malaysia on April 5 before the quarterfinal round, which starts on April 8. The Indians are currently atop Pool D with two wins from as many games ahead of second-placed Germany. Two teams each from the pools will qualify for the knock-out rounds.