NAM-W vs SPA-W Dream 11 Team: Top ranked Spain look to challenge Canada for top spot with a profound win for Namibia
Spain Vs Namibia Semi-Final 1 FIH Women’s Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
Stunned by Canada in their opening match of the Spain leg of the FIH Women’s Series Finals, Spain took no time in bouncing back to their feet on Friday. Taking on a Belarus side which promised to pose an intriguing test to them, Spain were back at their effervescent best as they put in a toothsome attacking display.
The top ranked side in not only the league but Pool B as well reinstated the reason for their ranking by making light work of Belarus in a one-sided encounter which ended 8-2 in their fixture. They were back at doing what they do best, keeping things tight at the back while putting in an ominous attacking display to pulverise their opposition.
And on Saturday, its once again all about piling on the goals for themselves and increasing their goal difference when they take on Namibia. Although much was not expected from the world 42 ranked country, the way they have fallen apart in their two matches has made for tepid viewing.
Losing 7-0 to Belarus, the FIH Series Open winners followed it up with a horrendous 17-0 showing against Canada and things are not expected to get better any time soon. They are taking on bronze medal winners at the Hockey World Cup, a side who’ll spare no expense in trying and pushing Canada as close as they can for top spot in the pool.
They have experience in recent times, having scoured through the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup and have impressed in regional tournaments but in the third and culminating leg of the FIH Women’s Series Final, Namibia have been massively exposed. Throughout the tournament, a paper thin defence has been left picking up the pieces and trying to paper over the ever increasing cracks.
Come Spain, although we would love to give Namibia a chance, we just can’t. They have been extremely poor and Spain will make the most of their lopsided defiance to win this one with ease.
Goal-Keeper for NAM-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
We have to pick out four players from Namibia and we’ll start by roping in their goal-keeper. She’s not going to keep a cleansheet by any margin but her save percentage might see hr get some points for us. Its Berencia Diamond who comes into our Dream 11 side.
Defenders for NAM-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
With Namibia having scored 0 goals till now and Lola Riera having converted two penalty corners against Belarus, there was no hesitation in getting us into our Dream 11 side. She’s going to be accompanied by the duo of Clara Ycart and Lara Pampin, two players who are bound to keep a cleansheet along with getting their name of a couple of attacking returns as well.
The only selection from Namibia here is of Jocelle Deysel.
Midfielders for NAM-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
Continuing with the selections from the African side, we are getting in Magreth Mengo and Kiana-Che Cormack. These players are undoubtedly the finest players in the team, two performers who if they keep their intent in check can open their arms to rule the centre of the park.
We are selection three strikers from Spain and that sees us select only Georgina Oliva from the side here.
Forwards for NAM-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
Carlota Petchame finds herself as the top scorer for her side with the two field goals and we are getting her straightaway. Her partners are going to be Berta Bonastre and Carola Salvatella with us seeing the three in between them making this scoreline go as high as it can. Things might end up getting very silly for Namibia who are at peril of conceding in excess of 10 here.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Lola Riera in defence gets to be our captain while its striker Petchame who is the vice-captain for this fixture.
FIH Women’s Series Final
Match: Spain Vs Namibia
Date And Time: 22nd June, Saturday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Estadio Betero, Valencia