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 2:34 PM GMT
Kleinlein's opening goal keeps Germany in the lead after the first quarter. India failed to convert a PC in the dying seconds of that quarter. Q2 underway now. Germany go close to a second when a fierce pass from the left flashes across the face of the IND goal. Now a green card for India. And Germany score again! Holzmueller scores for Germany now. With 5 minutes gone in Q2, Germany go 2-0 ahead.
- 3 Dec 2021 2:26 PM GMT
India growing into this contest and starting to get some pressure on the German goal. With the last few seconds of the quarter left though, Germany earn another PC. And the shot comes in from the corner. Goal! An innovative Penalty Corner routine - a goal at the end of it. Erik Kleinlein the scorer.
Straight at the other end, India look to respond instantly. And there's India's first PC of the day. 5 seconds left in Q1. The attack is averted. 1-0 to Germany at the end of Q1.
- 3 Dec 2021 2:14 PM GMT
A big opportunity for Germany in the 4th minute on the reverse with the goalkeeper out of his line, but the striker misses with his shot. Germany with ore attacks...and they earn the first PC of the match. The shot comes in. Wide. Just wide. The shrieks inside the stadium just threatened to reach a crescendo there.
- 3 Dec 2021 2:10 PM GMT
Match underway! Will it be the hosts or the European giants? ARG defeated FRA in a shoot-out in the earlier semi-final. Will it be IND or GER who joins them in Sunday's final?
Most of the first few minutes being played in the midfield, Germany shading the early possession.