LONDON, July 26: Indian women are in danger of missing out on a quarterfinal berth after Ireland pulled off a 1-0 victory in a hockey World Cup group league match, here today.
A 13th minute penalty corner conversion by Anna O�Flanagan was all that Ireland required as they doggedly defended to record consecutive upsets in the tournament en route a quarterfinal berth. Ireland had earlier shocked World No. 7 USA 3-1 in their tournament opener.
It was also India�s second consecutive defeat to Ireland having lost to the same opponents 1-2 in their last encounter at the Hockey World league Semifinals in Johannesburg last year.
By virtue of this win, Ireland are now leading Pool B with six points, followed by England (2 points), India and USA (1 point each). � PTI