New Delhi, 15 July 2013: Indian Junior Women Hockey Team today departed for Germany to participate in the FIH Hockey Junior World Cup Women 2013 to be held in Monchengladbach, Germany from 27 July-4 August 2013.
India is placed in Pool-C with New Zealand, Australia and Russia. India will play their opening match against Australia on 27 July followed by New Zealand on 28 July and Russia on 30 July. All the matches will be played at the two pitches of the Warsteiner Hockey Park in Monchengaladbach, Germany.
The Indian team will be playing four warm-up games ahead of their World Cup campaign commencing on 27 July. India will play their first warm-up game against Belgium on 17 Julyfollowed by Netherlands on 19 July, South Africa on 21 July and Argentina 24 July.
Defender Sushila Chanu is the Captain of the team while forward Rani is the Vice-Captain.
Before heading for the FIH Hockey Junior World Cup Women, Indian team had preparatory camp of two months at NIS, Patiala.
Match schedule and a group photo of the team is also attached herewith.
The List of 18 players is as under-
1. Sanarik Chanu
2. Bigan Soy
3. Pinky Devi
4. Deep Grace Ekka
5. Namita Toppo
6. Manjit Kaur
7. M. N Poonamma
8. Sushila Chanu (Captain)
10. Lily Chanu
11. Lilima Minz
12. Navjot Kaur
13. Vandana Kataria
14. Ritusha Arya
15. Poonam Rani
16. Rani (Vice-Captain)
17. Anupa Barla
18. Navneet Kaur
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