2018 Women's Hockey World Cup


The 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup was the 14th edition of the Women's Hockey World Cup, a field hockey tournament. It was held from 21 July to 5 August 2018 at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England.[1]

2018 Women's Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
CityLondon
Dates21 July – 5 August 2018
Teams16
Venue(s)Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (8th title)
Runner-up Ireland
Third place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played36
Goals scored126 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Kitty van Male (8 goals)
Best player Lidewij Welten
2014 (previous) (next) 2022
Location of the World Cup venue on a map of Greater London

Defending champions the Netherlands won the tournament for a record eighth time after defeating Ireland 6–0 in the final, who claimed their first World Cup medal.[2][3] Spain won the third place match by defeating Australia 3–1 to claim their first World Cup medal as well.[4]

Bidding


In March 2013, one month after the FIH published the Event Assignment Process Document for the 2014–2018 cycle, Australia, Belgium, England and New Zealand were shortlisted as candidates for hosting the event and were demanded to submit bidding documentation,[5][6] requirement that eventually Belgium did not meet.[7] In addition one month before the host election, Australia withdrew their application due to technical and financial reasons.[8] England was announced as host on 7 November 2013 during a special ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Venue


Also chosen to host the 2015 EuroHockey Nations Championship for men and women, the tournament will be held at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England.[9] This venue is part of the legacy from the 2012 Summer Olympics as the Riverbank Arena, where the field hockey events took place, which was scaled down and moved to its current location at Lee Valley Park.

Qualification


Due to the increase to 16 participating teams, the new qualification process was announced in July 2015 by the International Hockey Federation. Each of the continental champions from five confederations and the host nation received an automatic berth. In addition, the 10/11 highest placed teams at the Semifinals of the 2016–17 FIH Hockey World League not already qualified entered the tournament. The following sixteen teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, competed in this tournament.[10]

Dates Event Location Qualifier(s)
7 November 2013 Host nation  England (2)
21 June–2 July 2017 2016–17 Hockey World League Semifinals Brussels, Belgium  China (8)
 New Zealand (4)
 South Korea (9)
 Italy (17)
 Spain (11)
 Belgium (13)
8–23 July 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa  United States (7)
 Germany (6)
 Japan (12)
 Ireland (16)
5–13 August 2017 2017 Pan American Cup Lancaster, United States  Argentina (3)
19–27 August 2017 2017 EuroHockey Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands  Netherlands (1)
11–15 October 2017 2017 Oceania Cup Sydney, Australia  Australia (5)
22–29 October 2017 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Ismailia, Egypt  South Africa (14)
28 October–5 November 2017 2017 Asia Cup Kakamigahara, Japan  India (10)

Format


The 16 teams were drawn into four groups, each containing four teams. Each team played each other team in its group once. The first-placed team in each group advanced to the quarterfinals, while the second- and third-placed teams in each group go into the crossover matches. From there on a single-elimination tournament was played.

Squads


Umpires


15 umpires were appointed by the FIH for this tournament.[11]

  • Amber Church (NZL)
  • Laurine Delforge (BEL)
  • Carolina De La Fuente (ARG)
  • Maggie Giddens (USA)
  • Kelly Hudson (NZL)
  • Michelle Joubert (RSA)
  • Alison Keogh (IRL)
  • Liu Xiaoying (CHN)
  • Ayanna McClean (TTO)
  • Michelle Meister (GER)
  • Aleisha Neumann (AUS)
  • Irene Presenqui (ARG)
  • Annelize Rostron (RSA)
  • Sarah Wilson (SCO)
  • Emi Yamada (JPN)

Results


The schedule was published on 26 November 2017.[12][13]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1).

First round

Pool A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 26 2 +24 9 Quarterfinals
2  Italy 3 2 0 1 5 12 7 6 Crossover
3  South Korea 3 0 1 2 1 9 8 1
4  China 3 0 1 2 2 11 9 1 Eliminated
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.[14]
22 July 2018
11:00
China  0–3  Italy
Report Braconi  17'
Oviedo  32'
Ruggieri  45'
Umpires:
Laurine Delforge (BEL)
Ayanna McClean (TTO)
22 July 2018
17:00
Netherlands  7–0  South Korea
Matla  1', 11'
Welten  4'
Van Male  9', 23'
Jonker  14'
Leurink  17'
Report
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Maggie Giddens (USA)

27 July 2018
18:00
China  1–7  Netherlands
Yong  57' Report Van Maasakker  7'
Jonker  15'
Leurink  24'
Welten  30', 37'
Van Male  56'
De Waard  59'
Umpires:
Ayanna McClean (TTO)
Emi Yamada (JPN)
27 July 2018
20:00
South Korea  0–1  Italy
Report Braconi  60'
Umpires:
Alison Keogh (IRL)
Maggie Giddens (USA)

29 July 2018
11:00
South Korea  1–1  China
Kim O.  15' Report Zhang  4'
Umpires:
Ayanna McClean (TTO)
Amber Church (NZL)
29 July 2018
13:00
Netherlands  12–1  Italy
Matla  10', 44'
Van Maasakker  14'
Jonker  22', 51'
Van Geffen  26'
Van Male  28', 41', 48', 60'
Dirkse van den Heuvel  31', 45'
Report Tiddi  17'
Umpires:
Maggie Giddens (USA)
Emi Yamada (JPN)
Pool B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Ireland 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6 Quarterfinals
2  England (H) 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5 Crossover
3  India 3 0 2 1 2 3 1 2
4  United States 3 0 2 1 3 5 2 2 Eliminated
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.[14]
(H) Host
21 July 2018
14:00
England  1–1  India
Owsley  54' Report Goyal  25'
Umpires:
Aleisha Neumann (AUS)
Emi Yamada (JPN)
21 July 2018
18:00
United States  1–3  Ireland
Paolino  15' Report Duke  5', 41'
McCay  12'
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Michelle Meister (GER)

25 July 2018
20:00
United States  1–1  England
Matson  39' Report Danson  34'
Umpires:
Annelize Rostron (RSA)
Laurine Delforge (BEL)

26 July 2018
14:00
India  0–1  Ireland
Report A. O'Flanagan  13'
Umpires:
Sarah Wilson (SCO)
Carolina De La Fuente (ARG)

29 July 2018
17:00
India  1–1  United States
Rani  31' Report Paolino  11'
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Sarah Wilson (SCO)
29 July 2018
19:00
England  1–0  Ireland
Ansley  53' Report
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Laurine Delforge (BEL)
Pool C
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 3 0 0 9 4 +5 9 Quarterfinals
2  Argentina 3 1 1 1 9 6 +3 4 Crossover
3  Spain 3 1 0 2 10 10 0 3
4  South Africa 3 0 1 2 3 11 8 1 Eliminated
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.[14]
21 July 2018
12:00
Germany  3–1  South Africa
Huse  14', 54'
Stapenhorst  32'
Report Deetlefs  40'
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Ayanna McClean (TTO)

22 July 2018
13:00
Argentina  6–2  Spain
Jankunas  8'
Ortiz  15', 28'
Albertario  22'
Merino  31'
Barrionuevo  48'
Report Salvatella  3'
Pérez  49'
Umpires:
Sarah Wilson (SCO)
Liu Xiaoying (CHN)

25 July 2018
18:00
Germany  3–2  Argentina
Gablać  6'
Stapenhorst  20', 25'
Report F. Habif  15'
Ortiz  30'
Umpires:
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Kelly Hudson (NZL)

26 July 2018
12:00
Spain  7–1  South Africa
Riera  2', 48'
Bonastre  11', 55'
Petchamé  37', 42'
Salvatella  45'
Report Botes  35'
Umpires:
Aleisha Neumann (AUS)
Liu Xiaoying (CHN)

28 July 2018
12:00
Spain  1–3  Germany
López  30' Report Schröder  5'
Oruz  37'
Huse  40'
Umpires:
Aleisha Neumann (AUS)
Annelize Rostron (RSA)
28 July 2018
14:00
Argentina  1–1  South Africa
Granatto  46' Report Mayne  30'
Umpires:
Emi Yamada (JPN)
Alison Keogh (IRL)
Pool D
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5 Quarterfinals
2  Belgium 3 1 1 1 8 7 +1 4 Crossover
3  New Zealand 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
4  Japan 3 1 0 2 7 10 3 3 Eliminated
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.[14]
21 July 2018
20:00
Australia  3–2  Japan
Malone  17'
Hurtz  22'
Kenny  35'
Report Kawamura  36'
Kato  60'
Umpires:
Annelize Rostron (RSA)
Alison Keogh (IRL)

22 July 2018
19:00
New Zealand  4–2  Belgium
Smith  24'
Gloyn  32'
Merry  32', 54'
Report Versavel  28'
Boon  30'
Umpires:
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Carolina De La Fuente (ARG)

24 July 2018
12:30
Japan  2–1  New Zealand
Oikawa  35'
Shimizu  48'
Report McLaren  52'
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
24 July 2018
14:30
Australia  0–0  Belgium
Report
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Alison Keogh (IRL)

28 July 2018
18:00
Japan  3–6  Belgium
Kato  36'
Mano  50'
Nagai  50'
Report Vandermeiren  7'
Boon  17'
Weyns  22'
Versavel  33', 39', 47'
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
28 July 2018
20:00
New Zealand  1–1  Australia
Merry  13' Report Smith  18'
Umpires:
Liu Xiaoying (CHN)
Carolina De La Fuente (ARG)

Second round

 
Cross-oversQuarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
2 August
 
 
 Netherlands2
 
31 July
 
 England0
 
 England2
 
4 August
 
 South Korea0
 
 Netherlands (p.s.o.)1 (3)
 
 
 Australia1 (1)
 
 
1 August
 
 
 Australia (p.s.o.)0 (4)
 
30 July
 
 Argentina0 (3)
 
 Argentina2
 
5 August
 
 New Zealand0
 
 Netherlands6
 
 
 Ireland0
 
 
2 August
 
 
 Ireland (p.s.o.)0 (3)
 
31 July
 
 India0 (1)
 
 Italy0
 
4 August
 
 India3
 
 Ireland (p.s.o.)1 (3)
 
 
 Spain1 (2) Third place
 
 
1 August5 August
 
 
 Germany0 Australia1
 
30 July
 
 Spain1  Spain3
 
 Belgium0 (2)
 
 
 Spain (p.s.o.)0 (3)
 
Crossover
30 July 2018
18:00
Belgium  0–0  Spain
Report
Penalties
Boon
Versavel
Vanden Borre
Raes
Leclef
Versavel
2–3 García Grau
Pérez
Magaz
Bonastre
Riera
Pérez
Umpires:
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Maggie Giddens (USA)

30 July 2018
20:15
Argentina  2–0  New Zealand
Barrionuevo  25'
Merino  49'
Report
Umpires:
Aleisha Neumann (AUS)
Annelize Rostron (RSA)

31 July 2018
18:00
Italy  0–3  India
Report Lalremsiami  9'
Goyal  45'
Katariya  55'
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Emi Yamada (JPN)

31 July 2018
20:15
England  2–0  South Korea
Bray  9'
Owsley  59'
Report
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Liu Xiaoying (CHN)
Quarterfinals
1 August 2018
18:00
Germany  0–1  Spain
Report Cano  54'
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Liu Xiaoying (CHN)

1 August 2018
20:15
Australia  0–0  Argentina
Report
Penalties
Peris
Bates
Fitzpatrick
Malone
McMahon
Bates
Peris
4–3 Merino
Von der Heyde
Albertario
Gomes Fantasia
Fernández Ladra
Albertario
Merino
Umpires:
Sarah Wilson (SCO)
Laurine Delforge (BEL)

2 August 2018
18:00
Ireland  0–0  India
Report
Penalties
Daly
A. O'Flanagan
Upton
Meeke
Watkins
3–1 Rani
Monika
Navjot Kaur
Khokhar
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Carolina De La Fuente (ARG)

2 August 2018
20:15
Netherlands  2–0  England
Welten  14'
Leurink  31'
Report
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)
Semifinals
4 August 2018
14:00
Ireland  1–1  Spain
A. O'Flanagan  3' Report Magaz  39'
Penalties
Pinder
A. O'Flanagan
Upton
Meeke
Watkins
Pinder
3–2 García
Pérez
Oliva
Petchamé
Riera
Oliva
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Michelle Meister (GER)

4 August 2018
16:30
Netherlands  1–1  Australia
Jonker  22' Report Morgan  54'
Penalties
Matla
Dirkse van den Heuvel
Van Geffen
De Waard
Welten
3–1 Bates
Peris
Nobbs
McMahon
Umpires:
Carolina De La Fuente (ARG)
Sarah Wilson (SCO)
Third place game
5 August 2018
14:00
Australia  1–3  Spain
Slattery  40' Report López  11'
Bonastre  14'
Magaz  51'
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Annelize Rostron (RSA)
Final
5 August 2018
16:30
Netherlands  6–0  Ireland
Welten  7'
Jonker  19'
Van Male  28'
Pheninckx  30'
Keetels  32'
Van Maasakker  34'
Report
Umpires:
Carolina De La Fuente (ARG)
Laurine Delforge (BEL)

Final ranking


Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A  Netherlands 6 5 1 0 35 3 +32 16 Gold medal
2 B  Ireland 6 2 2 2 5 9 4 8 Silver medal
3 C  Spain 7 3 2 2 15 12 +3 11 Bronze medal
4 D  Australia 6 1 4 1 6 7 1 7 Fourth place
5 C  Germany 4 3 0 1 9 5 +4 9 Eliminated in
quarterfinals
6 B  England (H) 5 2 2 1 5 4 +1 8
7 C  Argentina 5 2 2 1 11 6 +5 8
8 B  India 5 1 3 1 5 3 +2 6
9 A  Italy 4 2 0 2 5 15 10 6 Eliminated in
crossover matches
10 D  Belgium 4 1 2 1 8 7 +1 5
11 D  New Zealand 4 1 1 2 6 7 1 4
12 A  South Korea 4 0 1 3 1 11 10 1
13 D  Japan 3 1 0 2 7 10 3 3 Eliminated in
group stage
14 B  United States 3 0 2 1 3 5 2 2
15 C  South Africa 3 0 1 2 3 11 8 1
16 A  China 3 0 1 2 2 11 9 1
Source: FIH.com
(H) Host

Goalscorers


There were 126 goals scored in 36 matches, for an average of 3.5 goals per match.

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Awards


Player of the Tournament[15] Top Goalscorer Goalkeeper of the Tournament Young Player of the Tournament
Lidewij Welten Kitty van Male Ayeisha McFerran Lucina von der Heyde

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  14. Regulations
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