The Women’s Hockey World Cup is approaching. On Friday, July 1, the ball begins to roll for a new edition, With the confrontation between Spain and Canada, the third group members along with Argentina and South Korea. The competition It will run until Sunday 17 and will be the first to be held in two places at the same time: Spain and Holland. Las Leonas debut on Saturday 2 against South Korea from 13 (Argentina time). In the country, there will be TV on ESPN and its Star+ platform.
The special scenario is due to the fact that at that time the Spanish Federation (RFEH) submitted the candidacy to organize the tournament as the only venue or jointly with the Netherlands, which was finally chosen before the other options (Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand).
So far, only four teams have managed to win the World Cup: the Netherlands has won it eight times (and is the current champion twice), while Argentina, Germany and Australia have won it twice.. Of the 14 editions held, the Dutch were part of the podium 13 times (only in Buenos Aires 1981 they were eliminated from the first three), the Argentines on eight, while the Australians and Germans did so on six times.
* The rest of the tournament matches, with the exception of Argentina matches, can be followed with Star +.
Sixteen teams will participate in the World Cup, divided into four groups. The first of them all go straight to the quarter-finals; While the 2nd and 3rd teams are squabbling over the quarter-final classification, they assume another match. Groups A and B will play in the first round on Dutch soil, while groups C and D will play in Terrassa. After the group stage, the competition is completed in Spain, the Theater of Tariffs.
Players called up by DT Fernando Ferrara are: Belen Sochi, Clara Barbieri, Valentina Costa Biondi, Maria Furchirio, Valentina Raposo, Agustina Gorzelani, Sofia Tocalino, Victoria Suzi, Valentina Marcucci, Agustina Alonso, Rossio Sanchez Mochia, Eugenia Trincinetti, Jimena Sedato Albertario and Giulietta Ganconas and Giulietta Gánconas.
Today the national team occupies second place in the standings, behind the Netherlands, and first place. They are the last performers in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Final (in 2021) and the favorites to win the title at this World Cup. Las Leonas has just proven itself in the FIH Pro League, The most important annual competition of nations in which she lifted the cup undefeated, with only 13 wins and three draws.