India out of FIH Men's Hockey WC after losing to NZ in crossover match

NewsDrum Desk
22 Jan 2023

Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (PTI) India crashed out of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup after losing 4-5 via penalty shootout to lower-ranked New Zealand following a 3-3 stalemate after the regulation time in a crossover match here on Sunday.

India, ranked sixth in the world, produced a below-par performance, allowing New Zealand to claw back into the match after taking a 2-0 lead in the first half.

India scored through Lalit Upadhyay (17th minute), Sukhjeet Singh (24th) and Varun Kumar (40th).

New Zealand replied through Sam Lane (28th) and two penalty-corner conversions by Kane Russell (43rd) and Sean Findlay (49th).

New Zealand will now take on reigning world champions Belgium in the quarterfinals. PTI SSC AM SSC AM AM

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