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Indian Women’s Hockey Team Wins FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup Spain 2022

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Indian Women's Hockey Team beat Spain 1-0 to lift FIH Nations Cup in ValenciaThe Indian women’s hockey team won the inaugural Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) Hockey Women’s Nations Cup 2022 by defeating Spain in the final (1-0)  held in Valencia, Spain.

  • The FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup 2022 was held from 11th to 17th December 2022 in Valencia, Spain.
  • Spain is in the second position followed by Japan and Ireland in third and fourth position.
  • India and Spain had played in the FIH women’s Hockey Pro League 2021-22 season as replacement teams after pull-outs by Australia and New Zealand due to COVID-19 related issues.

FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup 2022 Medal Winners

Key highlights:

i.By virtue of winning the FIH Women’s Nations Cup 2022, India has been promoted to the 2023-24 FIH Hockey Women’s Pro League, which is to be held in 2023 ahead of Asian Games and 2024 Paris Olympics.

ii.Commonwealth Games bronze medalists Gurjit Kaur scored the winning goal of the match in the first quarter and Neha Goyal became the player of the match.

iii.Hockey India have also announced Rs 2 lakh to each player and Rs 1 lakh to each support staff of the Indian women’s hockey team that won the FIH Women’s Nations Cup 2022.

Awardees of FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup 2022:

Best PlayerLucia Jimenez Vicente (Spain)
Best Junior PlayerSarah Mcauley (Ireland)
Best GoalkeeperSavita Punia (India)
Hero Top ScorerKathryn Mullan (Ireland)

About  FIH Women’s Nations Cup 2022: 

The 2022 Women’s FIH Hockey Nations Cup was the first edition of the Women’s FIH Hockey Nations Cup, organised by the International Hockey Federation. This is the annual qualification tournament for the Women’s FIH Pro League.

  • A total of 8 teams participated in the FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup Spain 2022.

Recent related news: 

The Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH), conferred India’s Mumtaz Khan (Lucknow), with the FIH Rising Star of the Year 2021-22 award in the women’s category by scoring 8 goals in 6 matches. Timothee Clement of France was conferred with Rising Star of the Year 2021-22 award in men’s category.

About  Fédération Internationale de Hockey(FIH):

President –Mohammad Tayyab Ikram
Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland