At the end of day 5 of the 2013 FIL Women’s World Cup, the Ladies of Ireland are continuing to play strong and are making a push for a spot in the Championship Playoff Bracket.
They are currently in pool play, in ‘Pool B’ along with New Zealand, Netherlands, Latvia & Finland. Following Pool play teams will be seeded into a Championship Bracket of 12 teams and a Diamond Consolation Bracket of 7 teams. The Championship Bracket will be the teams in Pool A, the top 2 teams in Pools B, C and D and the next highest ranked team. The seven (7) teams in the Diamond Consolation Bracket will be reseeded into two new pools, X and Y, based on rankings and teams previously played in the pool play.
Ireland and New Zealand are at the top of Pool B with an equal record, however New Zealand hold the tie-breaker advantage, having handed Ireland their only loss so far in the tournament. The Irish did however post wins against the other three teams in the pool, putting them in great position to make a run in the Championship Bracket. Below is a graphic with the current standings as of Monday, July 15th.
Team Ireland will next face-off against Germany.