Prime News, National and International Sports, Hockey, London, July 21:- India will start their Women’s Hockey World Cup campaign against hosts England. An upbeat Indian team is set to take on hosts England in its opening match of the Women’s Hockey World Cup here today at 6.30 pm.
Grouped in Pool B, India will take on World number 16 Ireland on July 26 followed by World number 7 USA on July 29, apart from facing the Olympic Champions in their home ground on the opening day of the prestigious tournament.
“The pressure will be on England and not on us,” asserted Indian team skipper Rani on the eve of the match.
After having arrived in London a week prior to the start of the tournament, the Indian team has had good training sessions at the event venue Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Stadium, including two practice matches against Australia and Belgium. The final will be played on August 5 at 9 pm. –(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)