Yet another milestone for India as the Women’s hockey team clinched the title of FIH Nations Cup as they defeated Spain by 1-0 in the finals. Indian women’s team is now guaranteed a spot in the FIH Pro League for 2023-24. On Saturday, the FIH Nations Cup of 8 countries was concluded in Spain.
Congratulations to the Indian Women's Hockey Team for winning Gold in the FIH Hockey Nations Cup 2022 and for qualifying in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023-24.
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) December 17, 2022
In the finals, Team India emerged victorious by defeating the host Spain 1-0. Gurjit Kaur from Punjab scored the winning goal in the 6th minute of the final. In the semi-finals, Team India beat Ireland by 2-1 in the penalty shootout. In the league round, India finished in 1st place in Group B by winning all three matches.
On Sunday, Sports Minister of Punjab, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer congratulated the Indian women’s hockey team for the title win in the FIH Nations Cup.
Sports Minister @Meet_Hayer congratulated Indian women's hockey team on their title win in FIH Nations Cup. Nations Cup of eight countries concluded last night in Spain. He said that this victory of Indian team in national game hockey is a matter of pride for entire country. pic.twitter.com/vdH2kKa3KQ
— Government of Punjab (@PunjabGovtIndia) December 18, 2022-- Advertisement --
The Indian players rushed over to the fans, wearing their blue hoodies with photos of Indian players as they have all week, at the end of the match. The support was proper loud in Valencia, evidently outcheering home fans from what I could make out on earphones. pic.twitter.com/XmmIWTrO2p
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) December 17, 2022
That winning feeling for @thehockeyindia 😍🇮🇳
Inside India’s bench for those final seconds and then the on-pitch celebrations 🙌 #Pitchside
— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) December 17, 2022
Yesss!!! India beats Spain 1-0 to win the Nations Cup. Winner from a PC by Gurjit Kaur. We were under a lot of pressure but defence held firm. Big win as we now automatically qualify for the FIH Pro League next season. Really well done to the Indian women’s 🏑 team 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 🏆
— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) December 17, 2022
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