CHERRY BLOSSOMS FAIL TO UPSET
After upsetting England in their pool match, Japan’s cherry blossoms couldn’t replicate it against USA also with Argentina, England and Germany winning their respective matches to book a place in the Semi Final .
The cherry blossoms of Japan after an impressive performance lost by a lone goal to USA in the first women’s quarter final. Argentina also beat Ireland by 2-1 and England beating the eves of India by 4-1.
Host South Africa had their hopes of a semi-final berth dented as they lost by a lone goal to Germany.
Germany face Argentina in the Semi final while England and USA battle in the other semi final. After failing to qualify for their first ever world cup, Chile lock horns with Poland in the 9-10 match.
In the 5-8 classification match, India meet Japan and South Africa also facing Ireland. The winners of these matches will not just compete in the 5-6 classification match but also assured places at the Hockey Women world cup, London 2018. Italy who finished 6th in the other semi final in Brusse is ranked below all four teams in the 5-8 classification match according to the Hero Hockey World rankings hence making the 5th and 6th top finisher coming from Johannesburg.
Matches scheduled for Thursday 20th July, 2017
9-10 match : Chile vs Poland
5-8 match : India vs Japan
5-8 match : South Africa vs Ireland
Semi-final : Germany Vs Argentina
Semi-final : England vs USA