Indian women's hockey team
Under Marijne, the Indian women did the unthinkable in Tokyo Olympics, reaching the semifinals for the first time by stunning three-time world gold medallist Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinals
Indian women's hockey team to take on the Great Britain
Having already recorded their best-ever Olympic performance, the Indian women look to double the nation's joy on Friday.
India still have a chance to win the bronze medal as they will take on Great Britain in the third-fourth place play-off match on Friday.
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Led by Rani Rampal, the Indian team will count on their recent experience of playing against the Argentinians during their extensive tour of Argentina in January this year.
The women's team had left Indian shores for Tokyo with the target of reaching the quarters and it managed that by finishing fourth with two wins and three defeats in the six-team Pool A.
India finished their group A league proceedings in fourth place with six points, riding on back-to-back wins over Ireland and South Africa and will now face pool B toppers Australia in the quarterfinal on Monday.
Eight seasoned players -- are part of the 16-member strong squad. The team captain will be announced later, said HI
"It felt great to be back on the field after one whole year. I am happy with my performances too, having faced a top side," Gurjit said.
Though Argentina put India on the backfoot early in the match, earning a PC in the 6th minute, India goalkeeper Savita made a splendid save to ward off early danger.
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