POL-A vs URU-A Dream 11 Team: After being ousted in their respective cross-over matches, Poland and Uruguay left fighting it out for 5th place
Poland Vs Uruguay FIH Women’s Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
Left defeated in their quarter-final matches, Poland and Uruguay will be for one last time competing in the Japan leg of the FIH Women’s Series Final when they take on each other today afternoon for a shot at fifth place. It’s one final opportunity for either side to wrap up the final instalment of the showpiece tournament with a win and showcase to the world the exemplary skill set they posses as hockey countries.
Also, what this match brings forth to the table for these two countries is an opportunity to get over their bitter trouncing on Thursday. Defeated handsomely in their cross-over matches, the two teams squandered their best ever chance to fire themselves into the Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers. Both conceded 5 goals in their matches, a massive setback to the fine work they have imbedded across their pool matches.
Poland were defeated 5-0 by hosts Japan, an absolute domination by the home side which saw them put in one of the most clinical performances of the league. Elsewhere from the dramatic land of the series, the same narrative ran course for Uruguay with Chile getting the better of them by a gigantic 5-2 scoreline, leaving no space for Uruguay to get back into the match at any stage.
A matchup between two equals with both ranked right next to each other in the world rankings, Poland at 23 and Uruguay at 24, this match is too close to call. They’ve endured similar fortunes in the tournament as well with Poland scoring 6 times while Uruguay managing to find the back of the goal on 7 occasions.
There’s hardly anything to separate the two teams and in the end, fine margins are going to decide this match. We see Uruguay just about managing to upstage the Polish outfit given their ability to score, something Poland have severely lacked in this edition of the tournament.
Goal-Keeper for POL-A vs URU-A Dream 11
No deliberations at all for us over here with Poland’s Anna Gabara making an entry into our side. She’s been the rock her side needed at the back, coming to her side’s rescue on more occasion than one and we see her reserving for herself a nice kitty of points once again.
Defenders for POL-A vs URU-A Dream 11
We see Uruguay enjoying the better side of the green when it comes to keep the opposition out of their goal given Poland’s reliance on a couple of star performers to score for them. And staying true to that, we are going to indulge ourselves in three defenders from their side with Agustina Nieto, Camila de Maria and Pilar Oliveros all making a foray into our side for the day.
From Poland there is only the one player who comes in but a defender who is befitting of a spot in our line-up. In Marlena Rybacha, the side have a goal scorer, one who is an integral part of her side’s penalty corner routines.
Midfielders for POL-A vs URU-A Dream 11
Not many options to pick out over here and that sees us cap off our line-up with the required minimum three midfielders needed. It’s going to be the duo of Milagros Algorta and Jimena Garcia from Uruguay with the middle of the park being a strong point for the side. The two have been crucial to their side’s road thus far and if they are to get the better of Poland, we see the two of them needing to deliver once again.
From Poland we yet again have only the one pick in the form of Monika Polewczak.
Forwards for POL-A vs URU-A Dream 11
Time to get down to wrapping up our side in this third and final instalment and this spot reserves two players from Poland for the first time. The first is Viktoria Blaszyk, their top scorer with the one field goal and one penalty corner conversion. Partnering her is going to be Amelia Katerila while Uruguay will be represented by Maria Tersea Viana Ache for us.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We see an equally balanced, topsy turvy match, one which changes hands several times to be contested and that sees us given one player from either side the responsibility of this facet. The coveted Maria Ache from Uruguay is our captain while Marlena from Poland is the vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Series Final
Match: Poland Vs Uruguay
Date And Time: 20th June, Friday- 2:30pm IST
Venue: Hiroshima Hockey Centre, Hiroshima