Indian Women Play Malaysia With Eye on Asian Games Hockey Semis Berth

While a draw against Malaysia would be enough for  a place in the semis, Indian women's hockey team would look to deliver a decisive blow in Asian Games league round.

updated: September 25, 2014 18:03 IST
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Incheon: After clumping to a close 1-2 defeat at the hands of China, Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing an outright win against Malaysia in their final Pool A match to seal a semifinal berth at the 17th Asian Games, here on Thursday.

Even though a draw against Malaysia would be enough for the Indians eves to progress to the semifinals as the second best team from Pool A, the Ritu Rani-led side would definitely want to end their pool engagements on a high at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium here. (Also read: Indian men go down to Pakistan)

With two wins from as many games, China are leading the pool and expected to beat lowly Thailand in their last encounter.

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