India Reach Final With 1-1 Draw Against Netherlands In Champions Trophy

Netherlands: India advanced into the final of Rabobank’s Men Hockey Champions Trophy for the second time in a row following a draw against hosts Netherlands on Saturday.

Mandeep Singh scored for India in the 47th minute from a penalty corner rebound. However, Thierry Brinkman nullified the game by hitting a goal in the 55th minute.

The second quarter saw a much even contest between the teams. Skipper Sreejesh yet again saved a penalty corner brilliantly. Likewise, Netherlands goalkeeper Sam Van der Van saved Harmanpreet’s powerful high flick.

The Dutch needed a win the match to qualify for the final, however, a draw paved way for India into the last game of the tournament.

India will take on defending champions Australia in the summit clash on Sunday at 19:30 IST.

 

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