Hockey World Cup: Team India ends Hockey World Cup with victory, beats South Africa after Japan

Rourkela: India has ended the Hockey World Cup with a win. In the 9th to 12th place classification match, India beat South Africa 5-2 at the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium. Team India was defeated by New Zealand in the crossover match. After that the team defeated Japa 8-0 in the classification match. Now India has also won over South Africa. With this win, she finished 9th in the tournament.

two goals in the first quarter

The Indian team scored two goals in the very first quarter of the match. Team India opened the account with Abhishek’s goal in the fourth minute. Then in the 11th minute the team got a penalty corner. Harmanpreet Singh doubled India’s lead by scoring a goal on this. South Africa played well in the second quarter. India got three penalty corners but the team could not score a single goal.

The series of goals did not stop

There was a close fight in the third quarter as well. But in the 44th minute, Shamsher Singh scored for India and the team’s lead became 3-0. In the 48th minute of the fourth quarter, India took a 4-0 lead through Akashdeep Singh’s goal. But soon after, Mwimbi Samkelo scored for South Africa. Before the end of the match, Sukhjit Singh also scored for India in the 58th minute. Kasim Mustafa scored for South Africa in the 59th minute. The goal came on the penalty stroke.

12th win over South Africa

This is the 12th victory of the Indian team over South Africa. There have been 17 matches between the two teams so far. In this, Africa has won only one match. Four matches were drawn.

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