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Highlights, India vs Ireland, Women's hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final: Ireland defeat India in shoot-out, book semi-final berth

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Highlights, India vs Ireland, Women's hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final: Ireland defeat India in shoot-out, book semi-final berth

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Aug 03, 2018 - 00:08 (IST)

That's it from the World Cup

India fought all the way to the shoot-out

But couldn't get past McFerran

Final scores:

Regulation time 0-0

Shootout 3-1

Aug 03, 2018 - 00:07 (IST)

After a goalless 4 quarters

It went to the shoot-out

And the Irish held their nerves well

Winning 3-1

It's also McFerran's day with some wonderful goalkeeping

Aug 03, 2018 - 00:03 (IST)

It is Ireland's day

Amazing what they have achieved

3-1 victory for Ireland in the shoot-out

Aug 03, 2018 - 00:02 (IST)

And Ireland have won

They are in the semi-final

One feels for India but the shoot-out should have been better. Yet India played gallantly 

Aug 03, 2018 - 00:00 (IST)

Ireland 2-0

Reena scores.

It's 1-2

Aug 02, 2018 - 23:58 (IST)

McFerran saves

Navjot can't score

It's 1-0

Aug 02, 2018 - 23:58 (IST)

Upton scores.

It's 1-0 in the shootout

Aug 02, 2018 - 23:57 (IST)

Monica shoots out

Still goalless

Aug 02, 2018 - 23:56 (IST)

Savita saves Anna's shot

There is a referral

Looks clean

It's clean

Aug 02, 2018 - 23:54 (IST)

Savita saves the first

McFerran saves 

No goals after the first two


Preview: Their erratic campaign back on track, the Indian women's hockey team would now be aiming to secure its first World Cup semifinal spot in 44 years by extracting revenge from giant-killers Ireland in the last-eight stage in London on Thursday.

India registered their first win of the tournament by sailing past Italy in a quarterfinal play-off last night and if If they manage to beat Ireland, it would ensure them only their second appearance in the World Cup last-four.

The only time India had managed to enter the semi-finals of the show-piece event was back in 1974 in Mandelieu, France where they eventually finished fourth.

In the last edition of the tournament in Rosario, Argentina India had finished a disappointing eighth.

Highlights India vs Ireland Womens hockey World Cup 2018 quarterfinal Ireland defeat India in shootout book semifinal berth

Indian hockey team in action during the Ireland clash. FIH website

Having come second best in their last two meetings, it would be quite a task for the Indians to beat Ireland. The Irish have been in ominous form having topped Pool B ahead of higher-ranked USA and India.

World No 16 Ireland have already scripted history of sorts by outclassing USA 3-1 and India 1-0 before slumping to a 0-1 defeat against hosts England. But they still managed to secure their maiden World Cup quarterfinal berth.

India, on the other hand, had to slog it out to make it to the quarterfinals, having drawn 1-1 against England and USA respectively and losing 0-1 to Ireland.

The Indians would take heart from the 3-0 win over lower-ranked Italy in the cross-over match.

The Rani Rampal-led side re-discovered its scoring prowess to finally end Italy's World Cup adventure through a field strike from Lalremsiami (20th minute) and two penalty corner goals from Neha Goyal (45th) and Vandana Katariya (55th) to register an emphatic win.

The Indians were brilliant with their first touch control and finishing last night and come tomorrow the side would look for an encore to outwit the gutsy Irish.

But it won't be easy as it is the same Irish side which beat them in the last two meetings -- 2-1 in the Hockey World League Semi-finals in Johannesburg last year and then here in the pool stages.

The Irish would definitely come out as a confident unit but India would be banking on their new-found confidence.

The Indian defence led by talismanic Savita under the bar has produced a stellar performance throughout the tournament.

It was the forward-line which was lacking the sting but last night's performance would do a world of good for the strikers' confidence.

Skipper Rani feels India have gained confidence as the tournament has progressed and they would look to carry that forward going into the business-end of the event.

"Early in the tournament we didn't do the one thing we needed to do score goals. But we have found the net now and we can definitely push on with our journey. We do not see that journey ending tomorrow," she said.

It promises to be an exciting encounter as Ireland have already proved that they are no pushovers and the outcome of the match will eventually depend on controlling the nerves at crucial stages.

Meanwhile, in the other quarterfinal of the day, the mighty Netherlands will take on hosts England.

With inputs from PTI

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