The Indian Women's Hockey team achieved their best-ever world ranking as they climbed up a spot to ninth place in the latest FIH World Rankings, updated on Tuesday.
Netherlands retained the Hockey World Cup title with an emphatic 6-0 victory over Ireland on Sunday.
Ireland's journey to the final, cited by many as one of the greatest underdog stories in sports, ended with a thrashing by overwhelming favourites Netherlands.
This is Ireland's first World Cup since 2002, and its previous best result was 11th in 1994.
The closest the Irish came to breaking the deadlock was Anna O’Flanagan’s deflection from Kathryn Mullan’s pass being saved by the Indian goalkeeper in the 23rd minute.
India vs Ireland, Women's Hockey World Cup quarterfinals: Ireland beat India 3-1 on penalty shootouts.
India entered the quarterfinals of the Women's Hockey World Cup after registering a massive 3-0 victory over Italy in their previous clash.
Indian women’s hockey team are eyeing their first semifinal spot at a World Cup since 1974 as they play Ireland in the quarters
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.
India entered the quarterfinals of the women's hockey World Cup with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Italy at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
India vs Italy, Hockey Women's World Cup: India beat Italy 3-0 to qualify for the quarterfinals.
They are winless in the tournament so far, but their never-say-die attitude and a favourable draw can take India deep into the Women’s Hockey World Cup in London.
India will fancy their chances against lower-ranked Italy in the cross-over World Cup match, in London on Tuesday.
The draw means India remain afloat in the tournament and progress to the crossovers in quest to qualify for the quarterfinals while USA crashed out.
The third match in Pool B between India and USA ended in a draw at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Center on Sunday.
Indian women's hockey team will need at least a draw against USA in Sunday's pool B match to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the World Cup alive.
Indian women are in danger of missing out on a quarter-final berth after Ireland pulled off a 1-0 victory in a hockey World Cup group league match, in London on Thursday.
Women's Hockey World Cup 2018 Points Table Team Standings: Hockey World Cup in London.
India vs Ireland, Hockey Women's World Cup: India went down 1-0 to Ireland in their second World Cup match on Thursday.
India had a bright chance to score an upset win against world no.2 England in their Pool B opener on June 21 but settled for a 1-1 draw.
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