Friday, December 1, 2023

Euro Hockey 2021: England women march towards World Cup berth

Three goals in nine first-half minutes put England in the ascendancy to secure the final 2022 Women’s World Cup ticket to Terrassa following a cohesive display in a 5-1 win over Ireland.

A draw in Amsterdam will be enough against Scotland on Saturday for Mark Hager’s side, who hit their stride in neccesary and fine style, while Ireland, the world silver medallists, now look set to compete in October’s final qualifier.

Surprise results have been a feature of these Euros and Ireland’s hopes of a first win over England since 1983 had got off to the perfect start.

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