Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Italy, highlights: India beat Italy
Follow highlights of India vs Italy, Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 cross-over pre-quarter here. The Indian women’s hockey team advanced to the quarter-finals of the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Italy.Updated: Aug 01, 2018 00:01 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Indian women’s hockey team advanced to the quarter-finals of the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Italy in the pre-quarter cross-over match in London, England, on Tuesday. Goals from Lalremsiami, Neha Goyal and Vandana were enough to give India the win and set-up a quarter-final date against Ireland. Follow highlights of India vs Italy, Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-finals, here. (LIVE STREAMING)
12:00 AM IST: Thank you so much for joining us. Until next time, goodbye!
11:55 PM IST: And that’s full-time! India will face Ireland in the quarter-finals after a comprehensive 3-0 win over Italy.
11:48 PM IST: GOAL! Gurjit Kaur places a powerful pass for Vandana to deflect into the goal. Game over now.
11:41 PM IST: Italy get a penalty corner and Savita makes an easy low save to prevent a goal. India are coasting at this point.
11: 36 PM IST: Last quarter is underway.
11:34 PM IST: The third quarter ends with some drama: a last-second goal is referred and eventually given. India now lead 2-0 thanks to Neha Goyal!
11:24 PM IST: India got another penalty corner but Deep Grace Ekka’s shot went agonisingly wide off the mark.
11:19 PM IST: Italy look to be slowly gaining a bit of momentum. They’re certainly keeping the ball better. A second goal for India is necessary at this point.
11:14 PM IST: The third quarter is underway. A goal from either side could change the game drastically.
11:04 PM IST: The second quarter comes to a close and India lead the game 1-0.
10:59 PM IST: India have been the dominant side when it comes to possession and creating chances and it shows in the scoreline. A second goal would be valuable at this stage.
10:54 PM IST: India seem content to probe gently in search of a second. Italy need to show more urgency if they are to have any hope of making a comeback.
10:49 PM IST: The second quarter is now underway.
10:47 PM IST: The first quarter has come to an end and India lead Italy 1-0 courtesy of Lalremsiami’s goal.
10:41 PM IST: GOAL! India take the lead through Lalremsiami and that is exactly the kind of start they would have wanted.
10:35 PM IST: Neither side is looking to go all guns blazing in the early stages of the match. Both seem content to simply pass the ball around and wait for an opening to emerge, at least for the time being.
10:30 PM IST: The match is underway!
10:25 PM IST: Five minutes to go for the match.
10:15 PM IST: Today will be the first time these sides face off in the World Cup. The Indian women’s hockey team will want to register a win today, having failed to do so thus far.
10:00 PM IST: Hello and welcome to live coverage of the cross-over match between India and Italy!
India finished third in the Pool B with two points -- behind top-ranked Ireland (six points) and second-placed England (five) and ahead of the United States (2) with two draws and a loss. India finished third on superior goal difference.
Italy, who finished second in Pool A, will look to make a strong comeback after their morale-shattering 1-12 defeat against world No.1 the Netherlands in their final pool game. The Dutch produced a stunning win to set a new record in terms of the biggest ever victory at a Women’s World Cup.
First Published: Jul 31, 2018 20:32 IST