Indian women’s hockey team reaches first Asian Games final in 20 years

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Indian women’s hockey team reaches first Asian Games final in 20 years

Asian Games: The Indian women’s hockey team made its first Asian games final in 20 years, outlasting 3-times champions China 1-0 in a fiercely-contested battle. Gurjit Kaur strike from a penalty corner in the 52nd minute was the difference between the 2 sides in a match that lacked the quality of a high-profile semifinal.

India will make their first appearance in finals since the 1998 Bangkok Games. India’s only title at the Asiad came way back in 1982 when women’s hockey made its debut.

Now India will face Japan, who upset 5-time champions South Korea 2-0 within the other semifinals.

It was not the most fluent of matches with both India and China failing to create opportunities in the field. The team surely did not play to its abilities within the first half. They stepped up with the 2nd half of and I am really happy for team. Japan will gonna give tough challenge but the team is up for it, sated India coach Sjoerd Marijne