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Hockey Women’s World Cup Highlights: India beat Italy 3-0 to reach quarterfinals

India vs Italy, Hockey Women's World Cup: India beat Italy 3-0 to qualify for the quarterfinals.

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Hockey World Cup: India play Italy in knockout match on Tuesday.

India vs Italy, Hockey Women’s World Cup: After a campaign-saving draw against USA, the Indian women’s hockey team gave a convincing performance against lower-ranked Italy in the cross-over World Cup match in London on Tuesday. The 10th-ranked India proved that they are a better team when they beat 17th ranked Italy 3-0 with goals from Lalremsiami, Neha Goyal and Vandana. With the win, India have qualified for the quarterfinals, where they will face Ireland on Thursday.

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Hockey Women's World Cup: India beat Italy 3-0

FULL-TIME: INDIA 3-0 ITALY

India are through to the quarterfinals after defeating Italy 3-0 in the Hockey Women's World Cup knockout match with goals from Lalremsiami, Neha Goyal and Vandana. India will now face Ireland in the quarters on Thursday.

GOAL! INDIA 3-0 ITALY

It is all over for Italy as India score a deflected goal in the fourth quarter to take 3-0 lead. Vandana does brilliantly to make up for the previously missed chance, showing the end of the road to her opponents Italy.

Italy put pressure

Italy increase the pressure on India, who look adamant on finishing the match without conceding a goal. Meanwhile, India miss a close chance, keeping Italy's hopes alive

Fourth quarter

Italy are now desperately looking for their opening goal. India stay alert as Savita makes a comfortable save to stop the low shot from the set-piece.

GOAL! India 2-0 Italy

India successfully convert penalty to double their lead against Italy just before the third quarter whistle. Neha Goyal gets to the ball in the midst of scramble from Gurjit's shot and rolls the ball into an open goal in pure confusion. The video referral also fails to find out how the ball actually met the net. But it works well in India's favour as they are a quarter away from quarterfinal berth.

Another penalty corner

Another peanlty corner goes to waste as India miss their chance. Rani strikes the ball but the Italian defenders block well. Meanwhile, Sunita Lakra receives a green card from the umpire. 

India Penalty corner

India win a penalty corner after a video referral but they fail to make the most of the opporunity as Deepika sends it flying wide.

Wide

India's Deep Grace Ekka's powerful shot from the set-piece goes painfully wide! While Italy are doing well in the mid-field, it is the attack that they fail miserably at.

Third quarter

India hope to double their lead as they kickstart the third quarter. India leading by 1-0. Italy try hard to equalise. 

Ireland observe from stands

Ireland team are watching the match from the stands. The winner of this match will face them in the quarterfinals. 

Half-time

Lalremsiami's goal has been the difference between the two sides as India lead 1-0 at half-time.

India defend well

Italy try to find a breakthrough but India, wearing white today, do well to ensure that they maintain the lead. Few minutes left before the half-time whistle

Smart moves by India

Brilliant move by Udita as she pulls off a skillful turn on the left flank to deliver a ball into the Italian circle. Italy on counter attack but Rita does well to intercept.

Chance

India had a chance of doubling their lead in the second quarter as Navneet gets into a great position on the left flank to send in a cross but the ball is intercepted just before it gets to a waiting Lalremsiami in front of goal.

End of first quarter

A brilliant finish by Lalremsiami gives India crucial lead. It wasn't a brilliant start but India capitalised on a long corner to turn the game in their favour.

GOAL! India 1-0 Italy

After Sunita Lakra makes a vital tackle, India earn a penalty corner in the first quarter. And THEY CONVERT SUCCESSFULLY. India draws first blood in this decisive game as Lalremsiami uses some clever movement to get to the ball in the midst of a scramble in the circle. 

Confident start by Team India

The Indian Eves begin this clash with purpose as they immediately start applying pressure on our opponents high up the turf.

Match underway

And the knockout match is underway. This is a very important match for India, who have underperformed in the tournament, which started with 1-1 draw against England followed by a 0-1 loss against lower-ranked Ireland. Then they drew their final group stage match against USA 1-1.

Starting XI

Experienced Rani Rampal leads the blue shirts in the match against Italy. Here are the starting XI:

National anthems

The players are on the pitch, singing their national anthem. It's a cloudy day. A nervous look on the players' faces.

India vs Italy Live

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of India's knockout match in the Women's Hockey World Cup against lower-ranked Italy. India are hoping for the winning touch in this one to survive the tournament. Winner of today's match will enter the quarterfinal.

India vs Italy, Hockey Women's World Cup Live Score Live Streaming: India play Italy on Tuesday.

India vs Italy, Hockey Women's World Cup Live Score Live Streaming: Even though Ireland topped Pool B, they are the second-lowest ranked team in the competition at No. 16 and went down 0-1 to England on Sunday. So if the Indian girls play to potential, it is not inconceivable to have them in the final four on the weekend – India’s best performance. Till date, at the Women’s Hockey World Cup has been a fourth-place finish at Mandelieu, France, in 1974.