20 reasons to dream about the women's field field hockey World Cup
From veterans like Gigi Oliva to new hopes like the Amundson sisters or Julia Strappato. The Spanish national team designated by Adrian Lock for the women's field hockey World Cup to be held in Terrassa from July 1 to 17, with Amsterdam (Netherlands) as a sub venue, is already public. It was presented this Monday at the Iberdrola Campus, a futuristic facility located in the Madrid municipality of San Agustín de Guadalix. Futuristic as the national coach's list, which will consolidate the renovation plan undertaken after the Tokyo Games at the World Cup.
It follows part of the previous block, with the aforementioned Oliva, three-time Olympian and part of the bronze in the 2020 World Cup, the only medal won by Spain in this tournament to date, as a great reference. María López, Lucía Jiménez, Begoña García, Beatriz Pérez and Xantal Giné also remain in this new stage. Watch video from the championship IPL betting sites. And Clara Ycart, Alejandra Torres-Quevedo, Belén Iglesias and Candela Mejía, who have less international experience but were already in the Tokyo group. The freshness is provided by two pairs of sisters, Coti and Flor Amundson and Sara and Laura Barrios, and other recent additions such as Marta Segú, Julia Strappato, Maialen García and Laia Vidosa. In goal, Melani García continues, who this time will be paired with Jana Martínez due to the absence of María Ángeles Ruiz, who is pregnant.
20 reasons to dream of a World Cup that has eluded the RedSticks after eleven participation. "We will be the center of field hockey for two weeks, also coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Barcelona gold medal, a turning point," said the president of the Royal Spanish Hockey Federation, Santiago Deó, in reference to the peak of the sport in the country, reached in the 1992 Games.
By ranking (7th in the world) and by venue, Spain should be expected in the fight for medals, although the group, with Argentina (2nd), South Korea (11th) and Canada (14th), looks "super competitive", said Melani Garcia, who also believes that playing at home "is a plus of excitement". Another of the veterans, Giné, picked up the gauntlet and encouraged people to go to watch their games and "add up" in the attempt to conquer the first World Cup of national field hockey. "The stadium is amazing, we are adapting to the field, but we feel privileged to be lucky enough to try it out before the tournament. We have that extra that the rest of the team doesn't have," contributed María López, one of the captains along with Oliva. "We believe that equality can be achieved through sport. We believe that girls who play field hockey can have their role models," closed David García Fabre, Iberdrola's Global Marketing and Digitalization Director.