Hockey World League Final: India Clinch Second Consecutive Bronze, Beat Germany 2-1

India clinch a bronze medal at the Hockey World League Final for the second consecutive year with a 2-1 victory over Germany on Sunday.

India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze-medal playoff in the 3rd/4th play-off match of Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.

Hockey World League Final: India Clinch Second Consecutive Bronze, Beat Germany 2-1

SV Sunil 20th minute and Harmanpreet Singh (54th, penalty corner) scored for the hosts who earned their second consecutive bronze medal in the HWL Final. Appel Mark, a goalkeeper for Germany who played as a striker due to the absence of five players, scored for the 2008 and 2012 Olympics winners.

India had earlier edged past Belgium in the quarter-final match to become the only team to defeat the tournament favourites in Bhubaneswar.

The hosts went down 0-1 to Olympic Champions Argentina in the semi-final of the tournament in rainy conditions.

A day after India’s semi-final defeat, Germany also received a 3-0 defeat in their semi-final against World Champions Australia.

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