India prepares for the semifinal match against Japan
The Indian junior women’s hockey team is set to face Japan in the semifinals of the Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 in Kakamigahara, Japan. The winner of this match will not only advance to the tournament’s final but also secure a place in the upcoming FIH Junior Women’s World Cup 2023.
India secured their spot in the semifinals after a dominant 11-0 victory over Chinese Taipei, finishing unbeaten and at the top of Pool A in the group stage. The top three teams in the Women’s Junior Asia Cup will earn automatic qualification to the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup.
Captain Preeti expressed confidence ahead of the crucial match, highlighting the team’s aim to qualify for the World Cup. India has displayed their dominance in the tournament so far, winning their matches convincingly. they are also shown strong form, with impressive victories in their matches.