15 June 2015, Antwerp (Belgium): Playing their first practice match ahead of the Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015, the Indian Women Hockey Team lost to Japan by 0-2 today in Antwerp, Belgium.
FIH Rank # 10 Japan scored their first in goal in the first quarter of the match and took the early lead of 1-0. Keeping the ball in their possession for most of the time, Japan extended the lead by 2-0 in the second quarter.
Indian players missed a few crucial opportunities to score the goal and the match finished at 0-2 in the favour of Japan. India will play their second practice match against FIH Rank # 16 Italy tomorrow, 16th June 2015, at 04:00 pm IST.
Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 is scheduled from 20th June to 05th July 2015. India will face the host nation Belgium in their opening match of the tournament at 07:30 pm IST on the 20th June 2015.