India tackle South Korea within the semifinal of the Jharkhand Girls’s Asian Champions Trophy on Saturday.
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Janneke Schopman’s facet have been on a superb run at this event, having gained all their 5 video games within the league stage to high the desk. The truth is, India performed their final sport of the league section in opposition to their semifinal opponents, and ran out comfy 5-0 winners.
This would be the third assembly between India and South Korea within the final month, with the 2 sides having additionally met one another within the pool section of the Hangzhou Asian Video games, in a match that resulted in a 1-1 draw.
South Korea, within the league stage, gained two video games (in opposition to China and Thailand) and managed a draw in opposition to Malaysia, to go along with losses to India and Japan within the league phases of this event.
India might be stuffed with confidence, particularly because of the completely different ways in which they’ve discovered to win. They ran out comfy winners in opposition to Thailand, Malaysia and Korea within the league section, however had been made to struggle by each Japan and China.
In opposition to Japan, India needed to push for a winner and located it within the fourth quarter via Sangita Kumari, who has been a revelation on dwelling turf. Earlier than that in opposition to China, India went right into a 2-0 lead within the first however got here below stress from the Asian Video games gold medalists late on, and although they did concede one, the defence held agency for a 2-1 win.
Earlier than India’s semifinal in opposition to Korea, Japan and China will face off within the first semifinal, and we are going to carry you all of the dwell updates from Ranchi this night.