Dec 10, 1 year ago

Indian hockey team stuns Germany to cinch Bronze at HWL Final

Indian hockey team stuns Germany to cinch Bronze at HWL Final




Indian hockey team stunned higher ranked Germany 2-1 to win the bronze medal at the Hockey World League Final on Sunday.

India went down fighting to World no. 1 side Argentina & failed to reach their first ever final after falling behind Olympic Champions by 0-1 in the semis but the fortunes changed in Bronze medal play off.

SV Sunil (20′) put India in the lead in the first half but a poor defending saw Mark Appel (36′) equalise in the second half. Harmanpreet Singh (54′) then converted a penalty corner six minutes before the final hooter to seal the match in India’s favour.



Germany were down to 13 [including goalkeeper] men against their semi-final clash against Australia. On Sunday, they were further reduced to 11 meaning they won’t be able to rotate players through substitution. A few of them were lying down after the match, in pure exhaustion and disappointment after the energy-sapping defeat.

India got a crucial lead when a brilliant diagonal ball by Harmanpreet Singh from the midfield threaded through the German defence and found Akashdeep Sing on the left inside the D but his reverse hit was blocked and SV Sunil swept the resulting rebound, diving, inside the cage to put India 1-0 ahead in the second quarter.

Mark Appel equalised the things for Germany after a brilliant goal in third quarter. Harmanpreet Singh’s (54′) goal in the dying moments sealed the Bronze medal for India.


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