Women's Jr Asia Cup: India pip Japan to reach final, qualify for World Cup

Updated: Jun 10 2023 12:45PM

Kakamigahara (Japan), Jun 10 (PTI) Sunelita Toppo fired a field goal as India eked out a narrow 1-0 win overs hosts Japan to enter the final of the Women's Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Saturday.

The win also sealed their berth in the FIH Junior World Cup slated to be held in Santiago from November 29-December 10 this year. The top three teams from the Women's Junior Asia Cup 2023 make the cut for the global showpiece.

This was also India's only second entry in Junior Asia Cup final after their 2012.