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Indian Women’s Hockey Team In Asia Cup Final

Gurjit Kaur

The real life ‘Chak de’ girls have made it to the finale of the 2017 Asia Cup. As the news broke, the whole nation is cheering on for the Indian women’s hockey team, celebrating an astonishing win over hosts and defending champions Japan. The girls won 4-2 in a tough-fought semi-final in Kakamgigahara on Friday (Nov 3rd).

The Indians will now face off with China in the final on Sunday.

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Some powerful runs, including goals by Gurjit Kaur (7th, 9th minutes), Navjot Kaur (9th) and Lalremsiami (38th) led India to its victory. This is the Indian women’s fourth Asia Cup final. They won the title in 2004 and finished runners-up in 1999 and 2009.

Captain Rani Rampal‘s team has showed a stellar performance since the beginning of the tournament with back-to-back wins. They even beat their rival-to-be in the next game, China, 4-1 in the league stage just a couple of days ago.

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The Indians beat Kazakhstan 7-1 in the quarter-finals to enter the semifinals of the women’s Asia Cup.

India started their campaign with a happy win of 10-0 over Singapore. Their winning streak continued when they went on to kick down China 4-1 and settled with a 2-0 win over Malaysia to top the group.

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Congratulations are pouring in:

For the next clash, India will battle it out with China, winner of the Asia Cup twice, in 1989 and 2009. Even in the 2009 final, India was badly beaten by China.

The team that wins the 2017 edition will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in England.

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