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Tokyo Olympics: Hockey Day 8 — India BEAT South Africa 4-3 — Updates, score, results, blog

Welcome to our LIVE blog coverage of the Women's Group A match between India and South Africa

Indian Womens Hockey Team
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The Indians aim for a win against South Africa (Source: Hockey India)

By

Subhashish Majumdar

Updated: 2021-07-31T14:50:27+05:30

The Indian women's hockey team have a quarterfinal spot in sight but will need to get the better of South Africa and hope that Great Britain does them a favour by beating Ireland later in the day.

For a start though, they will need to play a fiery brand of attacking hockey as they did against the Irish and hope to not just win their final group match against South Africa, but do so with a big margin so as to improve their goal difference should the criteria come into play as a factor to decide the final group standings which will, in turn, determine which team goes through to the knock-outs.

Rani and co were unrelenting against the Irish Green Army and will need to put the South Africans under pressure from the outset in order to give themselves a chance to progress to the quarterfinals.

The action begins at 0845 IST.

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