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India beat Chile to win Women’s Hockey World League

India defeated Chile in the shoot-out in a pulsating contest to win the Women’s Hockey World League Round 2 and qualify for the World League semi-final

India beat Chile to win Women’s Hockey World League
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India beat Chile to win Women?s Hockey World League

The match went into the shoot-out after both the teams were locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time. In the shootout, Indian goalkeeper Savita came up with a stunning display to help her side emerge winners. Savita, who was adjudged the goalkeeper of the tournament, was outstanding as she denied scoring chances to Kim Jacob and Josefa Villalabeitia which gave India a head start in the shootout. 

Skipper Rani Rampal and Monika converted their chances to give India a 2-0 lead in the shoot-out. Chile’s Carolina Garcia then scored from their third attempt, but Deepika found the net to seal the match for India. Despite conceding an early goal in the fifth minute when Maria Maldonado scored for Chile, the Indian eves stayed upbeat in their pursuit for the title.

“It was a challenging tournament for us with difficult weather conditions as it rained for a few days but we are extremely thrilled that we are through to the World League semi-final,” said India skipper Rani after winning the final.

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