World Cup Women’s Hockey: India hold USA to 1-1 Draw; Progress to knock-outs
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World Cup Women’s Hockey: India hold USA to 1-1 Draw; Progress to knock-outs

London: Under pressure, Indian women’s hockey team produced a spirited performance to come back from a goal down and hold higher-ranked USA to a 1-1 draw in their last Pool B match and progress to the knock-out stages of the World Cup on Sunday.

The draw enabled India to keep their campaign afloat in the tournament and progress to the cross overs while the Americans crashed out of the event.

As per the rules of the tournament, the top teams from the four pools progress directly to the quarterfinals while the second and third placed teams will feature in the cross overs to decide the remaining four spots of the last eight round.

Margaux Paolino (11th minute) broke the deadlock for World No.7 USA before skipper Rani Rampal equalised for 10th ranked India in the 31st minute.

July 30, 2018

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