Friday, April 19, 2024

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Unpolished England open with draw to India

Amsterdam — With a newly, albeit unpolished, front foot mindset, England women are already on the backfoot after their opening World Cup match here. A 1-1 draw with India was the same outcome as the pair’s clash at London 2018 as England failed to win their first match for the third World Cup running. 

There were also hallmarks of England’s play in recent times: Lily Owsley shone once again with her trickery while Maddie Hinch was exceptional in goal.

In between, there were flashes of momentum but little of the final third intent and creativity which sees teams going deep into World Cups.

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