Hockey: India seek revenge against Ireland in Women's World Cup quarter-final
India's semi-final appearance in the inaugural edition of the World Cup in 1974 remains the best Indian performance in the history of the prestigious event
India will look to avenge the pool stage loss, when they face Ireland in the quarter-final of the Women's World Cup Hockey at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre here today. World No. 10 India last played in a quarter-final encounter 40 years ago in the 1978 Madrid Women's World Cup. The team's semi-final appearance in the inaugural edition of the World Cup in 1974 remains the best Indian performance in the history of the prestigious event.
However, these stats would not play on the team's mind when they take on the World No.16 Ireland according to team Skipper Rani Rampal. "All I know is, we are not done yet. Our best hockey is yet to come," she asserted, adding that the only thing on their minds is to avenge their 0-1 loss in the group stage to Ireland. Rani said: "Though we lost against Ireland, we know we played well that day but we did not put the ball in the goal. Now, we have a golden opportunity to beat them."
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