Can England clinch their first title when they go stick to stick with the best in the world?
From Saturday 21 July, 11.30am, BT Sport/HD (CH 531/527) and more
Football’s World Cup might be over, but there’s even more unbeatable sporting action heading your way this month with the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup live on BT Sport!
The tournament is being held in the UK for the first time ever, with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park welcoming the sport’s greatest nations for 16 days of non-stop drama.
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You’ll witness the best of the best taking to the field in London – apart from Chile, who failed to qualify. Keep a particularly close eye on Argentina, Australia and Germany, who have each won the tournament twice. But when it comes to the big favourites, look no further than the Netherlands, who won a record seventh world title in 2014.
What about England?
England are ranked second in the world and automatically qualified for the tournament because it’s in their back yard. Coached by Danny Kerry (who’s also in charge of Great Britain), they’re in with a great shot of winning their maiden world title this year. But first they’ve got to negotiate a tricky group that includes India, the USA and Ireland.
Who could fire England to glory?
A handful of stars in the England squad helped secure a gold medal for Britain at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Alexandra Danson (above), Maddie Hinch, Giselle Ansley and Laura Unsworth all have masses of experience at international level, and will be pivotal in deciding whether the hosts get their hands on the trophy.
Where to watch
All 36 matches of the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport. Plus, with the Virgin TV Go app you can follow all of the excitement wherever there’s WiFi, 3G or 4G. Basically, there’s no excuse for missing any of the action this summer.
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