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Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final - Women

Rotterdam, Netherlands - June 13-22, 2013
Local time is 7:31am

India v Japan


# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
June 20th, 2013
17 Placement 12:30pm India IND - JPN Japan 0 - 4 (0 - 2) Final      

Match Review

 Japan – India 4-0 (2-0 halftime)

Shiho Otsuka scored twice and paced Japan to a 4-0 win against India in the 5-8 placement game today. The win bumps Japan in the Saturday’s fifth-place game, while the Indian women will hope to avoid finishing last in the pack in the seventh-place game.

Japan played a solid and patient game of hockey, waiting for the best chances to work the ball deep into the Indian D for the easy goals. Ayaka Nishimura scored just two minutes into the game to set the tone. Otsuka followed up with a nearly mirror image goal to make it 2-0 at the break. Otsuka scored her second goal on the first trip down field of the second half to make it a commanding 3-0 lead. Yuri Nagai closed the scoring with 15 minutes left in the game with her point-blank goal.

Japan is working to finish as high as possible at this Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament to increase their chances of qualifying for the Hockey World Cup 2014. Today was a big step in the right direction. On the other end of the spectrum, India will likely need to rely on making it to the World Cup via their Continental qualification tournament. 

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Live Blogging
June 20th, 2013 at 5:38 am The air is thick in Rotterdam this morning as Japan and India take to the field for the first placement game of the day
June 20th, 2013 at 5:40 am Japan jumps out to the quick 1-0 lead with a nice pass fed to point blank range in front of the net
June 20th, 2013 at 5:54 am Japan doubles the lead with 17 minutes to go tin the half when Otsuka gets her stick on a centering pass.
June 20th, 2013 at 6:14 am Japan takes the 2-0 lead into the break
June 20th, 2013 at 6:21 am Japan needs just over 30 seconds to put in the 3-0 goal in the second half when Otsuka tips the ball in
June 20th, 2013 at 6:41 am Japan scores the 4-0 goal on nearly the identical play as their other field goals this game, a centering pass to point blank range
June 20th, 2013 at 6:59 am Japan will play for fifth place on Saturday in Rotterdam after earning the clear 4-0 win against India. Next up is Belgium v. Chile
GER v CHI (Quarterfinal) BEL v CHI (Placement)


Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Netherlands  NED 3 2 1 0 12 7
Korea  KOR 3 2 0 1 0 6
Japan  JPN 3 1 1 1 5 4
Chile  CHI 3 0 0 3 -17 0
Pool B
Germany  GER 3 3 0 0 10 9
New Zealand  NZL 3 2 0 1 8 6
Belgium  BEL 3 0 1 2 -5 1
India  IND 3 0 1 2 -13 1


Jun 22, 2013
IND India
Chile CHI
JPN Japan
Belgium BEL
NZL New Zealand
Korea KOR
NED Netherlands
Germany GER
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