Indian dreams come to an end; Out of the World Cup of Hockey without seeing a quarter; Lose to New Zealand in shootout


Bhubaneswar: New Zealand thwarted India’s hopes of recapturing the World Cup of Hockey. Misplaced to New Zealand in a shootout within the crossover match for the quarter-finals. New Zealand gained the match 5-4 within the shootout after the match ended 3-3. Defeat comes as a disappointment for India, who got here out with excessive hopes.

The competitors was thrilling. Together with that, each the groups equalized many possibilities. After a scoreless first quarter, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay gave India the lead. Within the seventeenth minute, Lalit put India forward with one other area aim. When Sukhjeet Singh scored the second aim by means of a penalty nook within the twenty fourth minute, India hoped for a giant win. Nevertheless, earlier than the top of the second quarter, New Zealand began to struggle again. Sam Lane scored the primary aim. Within the fortieth minute of the third quarter, Varun Kumar scored the third aim by means of a penalty nook. Nevertheless, after three minutes, the Kiwis bought one other aim again by means of Russell Kane. Within the forty ninth minute, Sean Fundley made tears for India by means of a penalty nook. Findlay’s aim tied the sport (3-3). Within the final quarter, India pushed for a aim however the New Zealand protection resisted. They reached the Indian field and had been stopped by the goalkeeper.

9 kicks had been taken within the shootout. Sean Findlay netted two for New Zealand. Nick Woods, Hayden Phillips and Sam Lane had been the opposite scorers. Hayden, Woods and Nick every wasted a kick. One other kick was missed by Sam Hiha. Rajkumar Pal scored twice for India. Harmanpreet Singh and Sukhjeet Singh are the opposite scorers. Harmanpreet, Sukhjeet and Abhishek wasted the kicks. Shamsher Singh’s two kicks are out. New Zealand’s opponents within the quarter are defending champions Belgium. In yesterday’s first crossover, Spain additionally reached the quarter after defeating Malaysia in a shootout. Spain gained the match 4-3, which ended 2-2 in regulation time. Australia is now the opponent.



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