The ninth Women's Hockey World Cup Qualifier for the World Cup in Utrecht, Netherlands was held in the Magamba Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe, from Friday 1 August to Tuesday 12 August 1997. Twelve nations took part, divided into two groups of six in the preliminary round. The top six teams joined Argentina, Olympic champions Australia, Germany, South Korea, the United States and hosts the Netherlands.
1997 Women's Hockey World Cup Qualifier Wikipedia
Dana Anderson, Sue Armstrong, Nicole Colaco, Lisa Faust, Sarah Forbes (gk), Aoibhinn Grimes, Chris Hunter, Laurelee Kopeck, Amy MacFarlane, Karen MacNeill, Veronica Planella, Gillian Sewell, Carla Somerville, Sue Tingley, Krista Thompson (gk), and Candy Thomson. Head Coach: Dru Marshall.
Tingonleima Chanu (gk), Helen Mary (gk), Sandeep Khaur, Shashi Bala (captain), Maristella Tirkey, Mukta Xalco, Sita Gussain, Sumrai Tete, Sunita Dalal, Nidhi Khullar, Manjinder Kaur, Pritam Thakran, Kamala Dalal, Suraj Lata Devi, Jyoti Sunita Kullu, and Ferdina Ekka. Head coach: Balbir Singh.England wins after penalty strokesScotland wins after penalty strokesSouth Africa wins after penalty strokesThe first six (South Africa, New Zealand, Scotland, India, England and China) participated in the 1998 Women's Hockey World Cup in Utrecht, Netherlands.