Thailand women have qualified for the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup 2025

The 2024 Women’s Asian Indoor Cup came to a close yesterday as Thailand clinched the title following a stunning 6-2 win over Kazakhstan, securing their place at the 2025 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup 2025. Poreč, Croatia from 3-9 February 2025.

2024 Women’s Indoor Asia Cup 2024 was held in Chonburi, Thailand from 13 to 16 May 2024 with 9 teams competing. Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Iran, Oman and Vietnam were drawn in Pool A, while Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and Singapore were in Pool B. .

Kazakhstan, 6-time winners of the tournament, dominated Pool A, winning all their matches, while Malaysia finished second and qualified for the semi-finals. Pool B saw Thailand, winners of the previous edition of the tournament, top the table with 3 straight wins, while Indonesia finished second in the pool and qualified for the semi-finals.

In the first semi-final, Kazakhstan faced a tough challenge from Indonesia, with the match tied at 3-goals apiece at the end of regulation time. But Kazakhstan’s championship pedigree came in handy as they cruised past their opponents in shoot-outs to reach the final. Defending champions Thailand overcame a tough test from Malaysia to reach the final with a 2-1 win in the second semi-final.

With only one place up for grabs at the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup 2025, the final was a winner-takes-all contest not just for the title and gold medal, but for a spot at next year’s World Cup. While most fans expected a close-fought affair between the two top teams in the tournament, the final unfolded very differently. Dominating in attack and impervious to defence, Thailand cruised to a huge 6-2 victory to clinch their second straight Women’s Indoor Asia Cup title and qualify for their first ever FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup!

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Champion Thailand coach Espantiar Safey spoke to us after the match. „Delighted with this win and qualifying for our first FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. It’s been a very busy year with the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in November and we’re gearing up for the Indoor World Cup in Croatia in February 2025, hoping to achieve the best finish any Asian team has ever achieved at the tournament. We believe.

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