SCO vs CHI Dream 11 Team: Quarter-final one of the French leg of the FIH Series Final sees Chile and Scotland vie it out for a place in the semi-finals.
Scotland Vs Chile Quarter-Final FIH Series Final Best Dream 11 Team
Finding themselves in the quarter-finals of the FIH Series Final, Chile will consider themselves extremely fortunate to have made it this far in the showpiece tournament. Winless across their three matches, at the end of the day it was a slightly better goal difference than Ukraine which saw them make it to this stage, something they know they’ll hardly be lucky enough to be accorded again.
Ranked 28th at the French leg of the league, it’s fair to say that Chile have upstaged everyone’s expectation so far. There was still warranted from a side ranked lowest in Pool B, a country for whom the hockey journey still has to traverse a long way.
However now in the cross-over stages, Chile will be looking to spring up yet another surprise come Scotland on Thursday. Although the chances of their unprecedented run are far and low of continuing, such high pressure knock-out fixtures are known to give us some of the most startling results and Chile would like to get their name on the end of one of those.
For world ranked 23 Scotland though, the journey hasn’t been one crafted on the basis of luck. They’ve preserved through Pool A, winning two of their three matches with the sole defeat coming against table toppers Ireland. A strong and well versed unit, they are among one of the main contenders for a spot in the final and booking their place in the Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers slated later for this month.
In Chile, they are up against a side that has little to offer. Chile’s road is only till so far and Scotland should end their time in the marquee tournament and win this match with consummate ease.
Goal-Keeper for SCO vs CHI Dream 11
Scotland’s Forrester is going to be our pick for the man in between the sticks. His side have given away just a meagre four goals in their three encounters with him being a key component of that articulate showing.
Defenders for SCO vs CHI Dream 11
An extremely resolute Scotland defence paired with a Chile side who have managed to score just three goals till now. It’s an equation which leaves us in no doubt at all about the identity our backline is going to hold for the night.
We have stacked ourselves heavily with defenders from the favourites Scotland, roping in a trio of defensive picks from the side. Coming in for us are Anderson, Riddell and Bull, three players who know what it takes to pummel whatever attacking threat the other side might posses.
We have decided to indulge ourselves in the one pick from Chile as well with Amoroso becoming the first player from the side to find a way into our outfit.
Midfielders for SCO vs CHI Dream 11
We’ll begin first with the choice from Scotland and its going to be the lone selection of Brenner. The strikers make for a much more tantalising option from their country and we have decided to get in just the one midfielder based on that narrative.
The Chile side finally see a department which they dominate. In Goni and Renz, we have opted for a partnership which has been quissential to their side’s progression. A pairing filled with conviction, it’s the only facet of their country’s team which has shown the stomach for putting up a fight.
Forwards for SCO vs CHI Dream 11
Kenny Bain and Cameron Golden have been the top scorers for Scotland, hitting six goals in between them with the three for either player. Up against a Chile side who have let 8 past them in 3 encounters, there was hardly any hesitation in making up this duo which has enthralled us with their sublime displays.
The one pick from Chile as well in the form of Strabucchi.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Both the picks are going to be from Scotland and it’s their defender Riddell who takes the mantle of being our captain while striker Bain is our vice-captain.
FIH Series Final
Match: Scotland Vs Chile, Quarter-Final 1
Date And Time: 20th June, Thursday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Stade Eric Choteau, Le Touquet-Paris-Plage