The Indian women’s hockey team on Tuesday departed for Korea to take part in the Asian Champions Trophy to be held in Donghae from December 5.

It would be the first event for the Indian team since ending fourth on the Tokyo Olympics. It will face China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia in the single-pool competitors.

India will play its opening match in opposition to Thailand on December 5, earlier than taking over Malaysia on December 6 and hosts and defending Champions Korea in the third match on December 8.

India performs China on December 9 and Japan on December 11. The Final will take place on December 12 between the topper of the pool and the team that completed second in the pool.

“Definitely the entire team is worked up. This is our first event after the Olympics and we’ve a accountability to do effectively on the event,” Savita, who’s main the team in the absence of Rani who’s present process rehab in Bengaluru, mentioned in a launch.

“We have fairly a number of children who’re part of the team and might be making their International debut, they’re additionally trying ahead to this publicity.”

World no 9 India are the best ranked team in the competitors.

“A team like Korea is troublesome to beat at dwelling and final version too we misplaced to them intently in the Final and this time too I anticipate them to problem us.”

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