Sports Minister Meet Hayer hails Indian women’s hockey team victory in FIH Nations Cup

Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer on Sunday congratulated the Indian women’s hockey team on their title win in the FIH Nations Cup. Nations Cup of eight countries was concluded last night in Spain.

In the final of the Nations Cup held in the city of Valencia, the Indian team won the tournament by defeating the host Spain 1-0 in the final. Punjab’s Gurjit Kaur scored the winning goal in the sixth minute of the final.

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Earlier in the semi-final, India defeated Ireland by 2-1 in the penalty shoot out. In the league round, the Indian team won the first place in Group B by winning all three matches.

Congratulating the entire team on this achievement, Meet Hayer said that this victory of the Indian team in the national game hockey is a matter of pride for the entire country. He said that it is even more gratifying that the captain of the team, Savita Punia, was declared the best goal keeper of the tournament. The Indian team remained undefeated throughout the tournament.

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