Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Hockey World Cup 2023: India finishes 9th, tied with Argentina

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced on Saturday that India will tie for ninth place with Argentina after its win against South Africa.
According to the FIH, there will not be 10th, 12th, 14th or 16th places but two teams will tie for the 9th, 11th, 13th and 15th positions.
The Men in Blue defeated the African team 5-2 in the 9-11 position match at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela on Saturday. Indian captain Harmanpreet Singh, Abhishek, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh and Sukhjeet Singh scored the goals for India.
India had beaten Japan 8-0 in their previous classification match after losing to New Zealand in the crossovers for the quarter-finals.
Earlier, Argentina thrashed Wales 6-0 in the other 9-11 classification match.
Malaysia prevailed over Japan 3-2 in a contest between two Asian teams and France defeated Chile 4-2 in playoff matches.


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