India clinched the inaugural FIH Women’s Nation’s Cup title with a 1-0 win over Spain in the summit clash, in Valencia on Saturday. The win sealed India’s berth in the 2023-24 Pro League. Gurjit Kaur scored the all-important goal in the sixth minute from the penalty corner as the Commonwealth Games bronze medalists ended the eight-nation tournament with five wins on the trot. The Janneke Schopman-coached side had beaten Ireland 2-1 via shootout in the semifinals here on Friday.

India earned their first penalty corner in the sixth minute and converted it to take the lead.

Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur sent the ball to the left side of the Spanish goalkeeper Clara Perez and managed to beat her.

India played brilliantly at the start of the second quarter.

India was 1-0 up at the end of halftime.

Spain began the second half aggressively in search of an equaliser and Savita came off the lines to make a fine save.

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