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Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2023: India Placed in Thrilling Pool with Germany, Belgium & Canada

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India is gearing up to begin their journey in the upcoming 2023 Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup, which will take place in Santiago, the capital of Chile, from November 29 to December 10. Their initial match is scheduled against Canada, as they compete in Pool C alongside Germany and Belgium.

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Having recently claimed victory in the women’s junior Asia Cup held in Japan, India enters the World Cup with unwavering confidence and a resolute determination to clinch their inaugural championship title.

India skipper Preeti stated,

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“We are aware that each Pool is filled with talented and formidable opponents, but we see this as an opportunity to showcase our skills, determination, and teamwork on the global stage. We are confident in our abilities and will give our all in every match,”

Janneke Schopman, the head coach of the women’s team, expressed that following India’s victory in the Asia Cup, the team is brimming with confidence. However, they anticipate the World Cup to present even greater challenges as they are going to be against formidable teams from across the globe. Each match in the tournament will serve as a rigorous examination of their skills, teamwork, and resilience.

According to Harvinder Singh, the head coach of the Junior women’s team, there are specific areas where the team needs to make improvements. He stated,

“Yes, the team is very excited but despite the historic victory in Japan, the team is aware that there are a few areas where we need to improve, and we have identified those areas and are currently working on them as we prepare for the prestigious Junior Women’s World Cup in Chile.”

The formation of the pools was determined according to the initial FIH Junior World Rankings, resulting in the following allocation.

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Pool A: Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, Chile

Pool B: Argentina, Korea, Spain, Zimbabwe

Pool C: Germany, India, Belgium, Canada

Pool D: England, United States, New Zealand, Japan

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