CHI-W vs RUS-W Dream11 Team: Undefeated in Pool B, Chile look to extend their glistening record and move into the semi-finals when they face off against Russia
Russia Vs Chile FIH Women’s Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
Where Pool A has been all about the Indian team, Pool B has been completely in control of Chile. While the win against Mexico was a regulation win, t was their 3-1 win against hosts Japan which made heads turn and make the hockey fraternity take them seriously as title contenders.
What Chile have managed to do till now has been unprecedented. Having been on the rise over the course of the last year ever since the FIH Series Open which they won by defeating each and every side they met, Chile have ensured they play with the same pristine work ethic in this league as well.
And its paid massive dividends for them. Sitting in first position of Pool B with a gold difference of +9 Chile know they’ve all but sealed a semi-final berth for themselves. In Russia, they have an opponent who themselves have plenty to take away from this match.
Given the inclement nature of Mexico, although Russia have been guaranteed a spot in the cross-over match, they know that the difference between ending in second and third place will be a huge one. A win against Chile would not only all but see them end ahead of Japan who are bound to defeat Mexico by a big margin but also give the Russian players much needed momentum ahead of their knock-out match.
It’s got to be Chile. The reason we’ve been so impressed by them is not only due to the 6 points they’ve managed to garner from their 2 matches in the league but the way they’ve gone about their task.
The attacking facet of Chile has in particular been such a delight to watch. The entire unit has stepped up as one, with every player across all the three departments taking the accountability on themselves to contribute to the scoreboard. With 4 players in the list of the top 10 scorers in the marquee tournament, they’ve imbued a pristine attacking game and up against Russia the story will be no different.
Goal-Keeper for CHI-W vs RUS-W Dream11
Viktoriia from Russia gets the nod from us over here. She came up with some important saves against Japan, a match which saw her side maintain a respectable score-line, one which didn’t tarnish their stay in the Japan leg of the tournament too much.
Defenders for CHI-W vs RUS-W Dream11
Chile captain and player extradonaire Camila Caram becomes the first player to come into our side. Despite her playing in a more advanced midfield role, she’s been classified as a defender in Dream 11, something which makes her a 100% pick for our side.
With two goals to her name, defender Villagran has loved her time out in the middle. She has a penchant for finding the goal, given not only her side’s penalty corner responsibilities but asked to step up for penalties as well. She and Flores both come in from us.
We have the one pick from Russia as well making her way into our unit in the form of Leonova.
Midfielders for CHI-W vs RUS-W Dream11
We’ve decided to pick up just three midfielders for this particular fixture given that we consider it to be a high scoring one and with the goal scorers featuring elsewhere. Two players come in from Russia in Shumilina and Eroshina, a duo which was responsible for the runaway win Russia registered against Mexico.
From Chile we have the sole pick in the form of penalty corner specialist Krimerman. Chile have a scintillating record when it comes to conversions and Krimmerman is responsible for ensuring the routines are executed as fathomed.
Forwards for CHI-W vs RUS-W Dream11
The partnership of Urroz and Consuelo are going to come in for us. With 6 goals in between them, the three each for either player, the two strikers have been a real force to reckon one. Level with India’s attacking partnership upfront, the two have rummaged their way past defences, being responsible for the consummate success their side have established.
We can’t ignore Russia either and their top goal scorer Sadovaia finds a way in our playing 11. She’s been a compelling player and won’t spare any expense in putting in a resolute showing.
Captain And Vice-Captain for CHI-W vs RUS-W Dream11
We have decided to make the strikers our captain for this encounter and both come in from Chile. Consuelo has been given the responsibility of being our captain while Urroz is the vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Series Final
Match: Russia Vs Chile, Pool B
Date And Time: 17th June, Tuesday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Hiroshima Hockey Centre, Hiroshima