the Hockey 5s competition at the Parque Polideportivo Roca.
India started the match well and raced to a 2-0 lead inside the first three minutes as forward Shivam Anand scored the first goal within 48 seconds of the beginning while midfielder Maninder Singh doubled the lead in the third minute.
Shivam scored his second of the day in the eighth minute to ensure a comfortable 3-0 lead at the half time.
After the change of ends, Poland pressed the gas and pulled a goal back in the 16th minute through Eryk Bembenek, who scored after several attempts were wasted by his teammates.
The Polish team tried to create more chances to turn the match around and found a second goal in the 18th minute which was scored by Michal Nowakowski.
But it turned out to be too little, too late for the Europeans as India secured their passage through to the semi-finals.
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