Tokyo: Indian women’s first victory in Olympic hockey. India maintained their quarter-final hopes by beating Ireland 1-0 in the decisive match. Navneet scored India’s only goal in the 57th minute.
With the victory, India, which has moved up to the fifth position, needs another victory. India will face South Africa tomorrow after losing all four of their matches.
The Netherlands and Germany advanced to the quarterfinals, winning all four of their matches. Britain with six points from four games, India and Ireland with three points each will battle it out for the remaining quarter berths. The top four will advance to the quarterfinals.