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Hockey World League Final: India succumb 2-3 to England

ANI  |  Bhubaneswar [India] 

faced 2-3 defeat against in a closely fought match of the Hockey World League Final in Bhubaneshwar on Saturday.

started well against and made it difficult for the opponent to score with their deep defence.

However, playing an attacking game, took the lead with David Goodfield's goal and maintained it for the first half of the game.

The visitors widened the lead margin to 2-0 in the second half with the second goal coming from Samuel Ward.

finally managed to get the first success when Akashdeep Singh converted a penalty corner to make it 1-2.

Just minutes later India converted another penalty corner to make a comeback in the game. It was Rupinder Pal Singh who made it 2-2 for the side.

In a close match, India only needed to manage the draw but as the game was to end, Ward scored his second to beat India 3-2.

Meanwhile, the defeat brought the hosts to 4th position in standings.

In the opening match a day ago,?India played quite well to draw 1-1 with world champions Australia.

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 22:01 IST