Junior Hockey World Cup LIVE - India lose to Germany in semifinals - Updates, Results, Scores, Blog
Germany scored in the last minute of Q1 to go 1-0 ahead. Four goals were scored in a frantic Q2 before India got one back in Q4 to lose by 2-4.
India lost 2-4 to Germany in the semifinal of the Junior Hockey World Cup on Friday, December 3 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Germany scored in the last minute of Q1 to go 1-0 ahead. Four goals were scored in a frantic passage of play in Q2 as Germany went into the second half with a 4-1 lead. India got one goal back in the last minute of the game to lose by 2-4.
Earlier, the Indian Colts beat Belgium 1-0 in the quarterfinal showing some strong defensive work. This was after the hosts had a horrid start against France in their first match, beat Canada 13-1, then thrashed Poland 8-2 in a must-win encounter. They will now face the biggest challenge of the tournament when they take on Germany, who have won this tournament for the most times.
India will now face France in the 3rd place match on Sunday, while France play Argentina in the final.
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- 3 Dec 2021 3:30 PM GMT
Last minute of the match - a fantastic drive into the far top corner by Dhami. Goal! That is not going to affect the result, but India do get a goal back.
And the final hooter goes within seconds of that goal. Germany win 4-2 and will face Argentina in the final.
India will face France on Sunday afternoon for the 3rd place.
- 3 Dec 2021 3:25 PM GMT
Germany with a couple of chances to increase their lead even further. They get a PC in the 52nd minute, but ermany cannot convert the penalty corner, with Phandt's drag-flick saved by IND GK Pawan.
5 minutes left. India drive forward. A goal could make the last few minutes very interesting.
- 3 Dec 2021 3:13 PM GMT
A golden chance for Manjeet! A clear shot on goal! He swings...fails to connect with the German keeper at his mercy. That is the end of the third quarter. What a change of momentum that could have provided heading into the last 15 minutes. Could that come back to haunt India?
- 3 Dec 2021 3:10 PM GMT
A few more chances for India as Q3 enters its final stages. Sanjay drills a long pass forward in hope of a deflection, but Uttam Singh is not around this time to flick it in. The German goalkeeper Brinckman wins a one-on-one situation to again deny India a shot on goal. The German attacks have dried up, even if India still do not have anything on their goals column to speak of from their second half resurgence.
- 3 Dec 2021 3:02 PM GMT
"The first thing we need to do is to get a goal. They are showing us how we should be playing. We need to turn it around?" says Graham Reid.
In the 3rd Quarter, it is Germany again who shade the possession in the initial minutes. A flicked effort going just wide of the target in the 33rd minute. Still precious little to speak of about Indian attacks.
- 3 Dec 2021 2:46 PM GMT
Kutter makes no mistake from the spot to restore Germany's 3-goal lead as the German blitzkrieg takes the hosts by surprise in what is turning out to be a sensational Quarter 2. With the 1st half winding down, it has to be said India's defence has looked surprisingly shaky today, after all the brilliant work in the quarterfinal.
Sanjay, Hundal, Uttam Singh, Shardanand Tiwai, Captain Vivek Sagar Prasad, Maninder Singh, Abhishek Lakra - they've all been some of the biggest stars of this tournament. Can they come up with something special in the second half?
- 3 Dec 2021 2:41 PM GMT
Germany make it 3-0 in the 24th minute! Is that too high a hill to climb now? India score within a minute of conceding their third goal! It's all happening at the Kalinga Stadium now. Uttam Singh gets the vital touch. 3-1 the score after a few rapid minutes! Wait for it...There's another goal! A Penalty stroke awarded to Germany and they restore their three-goal lead.