The FIH Hockey Girls’s Junior World Cup Chile 2023 Kicks Off

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The FIH Hockey Girls’s Junior World Cup Chile 2023 begins in a single day tonight with all 12 groups in motion on opening day, as South Africa opens it’s Pool A marketing campaign in opposition to hosts Chile at 01h30 (CAT) on Pitch 1 of the Centro Deportivo de Hockey Césped, Estadio Nacional, within the Ñuñoa Metropolitan Area in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday, 29 November, 2023.

Australia, Chile, Netherlands and South Africa characteristic in Pool A, with a prime two end being the one approach to safe a spot within the competitors’s quarter-finals and to take care of goals of of Junior World Cup glory. 

Talking forward of the event, South Africa Head Coach Lenise Marais mentioned: “We’re anticipating a tricky event and are trying ahead to the problem. Competing at a World Cup is particular and we’re excited for our time in Chile.”

“For us it means rather a lot to play in our nation, to have the ability to be with our individuals, our households and mates. I believe the environment goes to be excellent and it’ll give us nice power to have large crowds right here.”

Francisca Irazoqui, Chilean Junior Girls’s Hockey Captain

The highest two groups of 4 nations in every of the 4 swimming pools will qualify for the tournaments knockout section after the pool spherical, and primarily based on current world rankings, South Africa ought to count on to make the reduce, however nothing is assured in a World Cup.

FIH Junior World Ranked no. 8 South Africa – who certified for the World Cup by inserting first within the Junior Africa Cup 2023, will tackle host nation and Chile in entrance of a partisan dwelling crowd within the closing tie on opening day of the event, and it’ll take a particular effort from the South African guests to dominate Chile sufficiently to quiet a patriotic and enthusiastic crowd. 

On opening evening, Pool B encounter between Korea and Zimbabwe will get the occasion underway at 10am native time (18h00 CAT), and shall be adopted by high-octane clashes between Netherlands and Australia, India and Canada, Argentina and Spain, Germany and Belgium, earlier than hosts Chile play the ultimate match of the opening day in opposition to South Africa. 

Forward of their conflict in opposition to world top-ranked Netherlands, world no.9-ranked Australia’s Head Coach, Stacia Pressure, mentioned: 

“Our staff is anticipating to take again a number of cultural studying and top-tier expertise in opposition to different worldwide groups from the Girls’s Junior World Cup Chile 2023.”

About his world champion staff, the Netherlands’ Head Coach Dave Smolenaars mentioned:

“We’re trying ahead to taking part in a unbelievable event with some nice opponents, in a ravishing metropolis at a really good stadium. As for the outcome, the Netherlands will at all times goal to win a medal, with the gold medal as the large dream.”

The total match schedule for the FIH Hockey Girls’s Junior World Cup can be found here


Photograph Caption: Girls’s Junior Hockey World Cup begins in Chile in a single day tonight with all 12 groups in motion on opening day, with South Africa opening it’s Pool A marketing campaign in opposition to hosts Chile at 01h30 (CAT) Santiago. Photograph: SA Hockey on Instagram



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