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Hosts India crashes out of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2024

Bhubaneshwar: After a nail-biting sudden death, New Zealand packs up the Indians at the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup. The Kiwis edge India in the second cross-over match by 3(5)-3(4).

India took advantage of the game quite early. Upadhyay Lalit started the goal scoring via a field goal in the 17th minute. The lead was raised at the 24th minute by Sukhjeet Singh via a penalty corner. New Zealand returned one in the 28th minute. At halftime, India led the game by 2-1.

Varun made it 3 by converting a penalty corner to gaol at the 40th minute. The Kiwis came back viciously with Kane Russell (43) and Sean Findley (49) finding the net. At the end of the 60th minute, the score line remained 3-3, leading to a shootout.

Indians especially Sreejesh tried tooth and nail but the Indians found the QF spot slipping far far away. An injury to India’s star goalie didn’t help India’s case much. The Black Sticks led by the captain and the savior of the day Leon Hayward scored five goals while the Indians managed just four.

Shamseer Singh🔴🟢Lane Sam
Sukhjeet Singh🟢🔴Hayden Philips
Kumar Raj Pal🟢🟢Sean Findley
Harmanpreet Singh🔴🔴Nic Woods
Sukhjeet Singh🟢🔴Sam Hiha
Shamseer Singh🔴🔴Sam Lane
Abhishek🔴🟢Hayden Philips
Kumar Raj Pal🟢🟢Sean Findley
Harmanpreet Singh🟢🟢Nic Woods

India will now play for the 9th to 12th spot amongst the cross-over losers. New Zealand, on the other hand, will play Belgium looking for a SF spot. Read why Mason Mount has a tattoo of boxing gloves here

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Mohammed Bazim S is a final-year Journalism student with a deep passion for sports reporting. At the age of 19, he is already making strides towards his dream of becoming a paddock reporter and rinkside correspondent. With a particular love for ice hockey and Formula 1, Mohammed aspires to capture the excitement of these sports through immersive reporting. His enthusiasm, coupled with his dedication to honing his skills, sets him on a path towards bringing the thrilling world of sports to life for fans worldwide.

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