1. India vs Malaysia Hockey World League semi-final 2017: Manpreet Singh led team beaten 3-2 in thrilling match

India vs Malaysia Hockey World League semi-final 2017: Manpreet Singh led team beaten 3-2 in thrilling match

India has lost the semi-final of the Hockey World League 2017 to Malaysia in a nail-biter of a match. The Malaysian Hockey team defeated the Indian team 3-2. India had won all but one match it had played in the group stages.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 11:22 PM
India, semi-final, Hockey World League 2017, Malaysia, India vs Malaysia, Hockey World League semi-final 2017, Hockey World League The two Indian goals were scored by Ramandeep Singh. (Source: PTI)

India vs Malaysia Hockey World League semi-final 2017: India has lost the semi-final of the Hockey World League 2017 to Malaysia in a nail-biter of a match. The Malaysian Hockey team defeated the Indian team 3-2. India had won all but one match it had played in the group stages. However, the hockey team had lost the final game in the group stage to The Netherlands by a 3-1 margin. The performance of the hockey team despite the loss to The Netherlands has been top-notch.

Malaysia’s Razie Rahim scored two goals for his team and Tengku Tajuddin scored the final goal of the match in the fourth quarter, while the two Indian goals were scored by Ramandeep Singh. The first four goals of the match were scored within 11 minutes in the second quarter.

Both sides were unable to score goals in the third quarter of the game, but the Indian team had dominated and maintained possession. The Indian side though was unable to convert the possession into a goal. India carried the status quo of the third quarter into the fourth quarter. Unfortunately for the Indian side, Tengku Tajuddin was able to convert a penalty corner into a goal, according to the Indian Express.

India’s Akashdeep Singh had two chances to score a goal but could not convert those opportunities into goals. Ramandeep who had already tasted blood in the game did find an open goal in the last minute but was unable to score as the ball went past the goal post. The Malaysian side defended their lead very well and hence have qualified for the 2018 Hockey World Cup, which will be held in India.

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