India win’s Women's FIH Nations Cup 2022: qualifies for the Pro League 2023-24
The Indian women Hockey team led by Captain Savita Punia beat Spain 1-0 in the final to win the inaugural FIH Nations Cup played at Valencia, Spain on 17 December 2022. The winning goal was scored by Gurjit Kaur of India.
The inaugural FIH Nations cup was held in Valencia, Spain from 11-17 December 2022.
With this win the Indian team coached by Janneke Schopman- has qualified for the FIH Pro League 2023-24.
India and Spain had played in the FIH women’s Hockey Pro League 2021-22 season as replacement teams after pull-outs by Australia and New Zealand due to COVID-19 related issues.
India finished third in the 2021-22 FIH Pro League. The team did not qualify for the ongoing 2022-23 Pro League season.
FIH Nations Cup
Top 8 ranked teams which are not part of Women’s FIH Pro League were invited to play in the FIH nation’s cup. The winner of the Nation’s cup will be promoted to the 2023-24 season of the FIH Pro League.
World's top ranked 9 teams are invited to play in the FIH Pro League.
In the Nations Cup 8 teams were placed in two groups.
Group A consisted of Spain, South Korea, and Italy.
Group B consisted of India, Japan, Chile and South Africa.
India remained unbeaten in the tournament.
FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey) is the governing body of men’s and women’s International hockey.
Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
President:Mohammad Tayyab Ikram
Members: 137 countries
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