Women’s hockey: Spain beat India by 3-0 in the opening game

The Indian Women’s Hockey team lost its opening game of the five-match bilateral series against Spain, 0-3 in Madrid last night. 

The Indian eves put up a spirited performance but failed to recover from Carlota Petchame’s early strike. Lola Riera, then, scored a brace to seal the game for the hosts and give them a 1-0 lead in the series.

The second game will be played at 11 tonight Indian Time.

The tournament is part of Rani Rampal-led Indian team’s preparations for the World Cup which will be played in London from the 21st of next month.