Indian women’s hockey team captain Savita has said that her team is on a mission to win for the first time. The world Cup medals when mega-events begin on July 1 in Spain and the Netherlands.
In an open letter from the captain to Indian fans around the world, Savita added that recently finishing third in the FIH Pro League had given the team a boost ahead of the World Cup.
Between July 3 and 7, India Their round-robin league matches will be played on alternate days against England, China and New Zealand respectively. Getting top spot in the pool will take them to the quarterfinals, which will be played at Amstelveen. If India finish second or third in Pool B, they will have to play crossover matches in Terrasa, Spain to qualify for the final-eight and from there play in the semifinals and final, which will be played in Spain.
With less than a week to go before the start of the much-awaited FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup in the Netherlands and Spain, the entire Indian women’s hockey team is excited and eager to represent the country in this marquee quarterly event. From the Tokyo Olympics so far, we have received overwhelming support from Indian fans around the world and we sincerely hope that you will be able to garner our support this time around by attending matches in Amstelveen, the Netherlands and Teresa, Spain, ”Savita said in her letter on Friday.
“The Indian women’s hockey team has never won a medal in the World Cup and this time our mission is to bring this dream to life. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, we fought hard and came very close to winning a medal. Our performance in Tokyo convinced us that we could finish on the podium at global events. After the Olympics, we rearranged our focus on taking our performance to the next level. We used our energy to do well in the FIH Pro League and finishing third in this prestigious league gave us a boost before the World Cup, ”added Savita.
India surprised the nation by finishing fourth in 2020 Tokyo and their best ever performance in the Olympics.
“Over the last few months, we have worked very hard to be a good team and our on-field work owes a dedicated team of support staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure we can be the best. On behalf of the Indian women’s hockey team, I would like to extend my best wishes and heartfelt support for the FIH Women’s World Cup. Even though we are many miles away from home, we Indians living in the Netherlands and Spain () hope to witness our support and make history, “she added.