London: Indian women’s hockey team produced a stellar performance to ease past lower-ranked Italy 3-0 in the cross-over match and progress to the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
India discovered scoring ways to finally end Italy’s World Cup adventure through a field strike from Lalremsiami (20th minute) and two penalty corner goals from Neha Goyal (45th) and Vandana Katariya (55th) to register the emphatic win.
The difference between 10th ranked India and 17th ranked Italy was the first touch control and the ability to finish an attacking move successfully. The result means India will now face Ireland in the quarter final on Aug.2.
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