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FIH World Cup: India Crash Out After Suffering Defeat Against New Zealand in Penalty Shootout

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Last Updated: January 22, 2023, 21:33 IST

New Zealand beat India to reach quarterfinals (PTI Image)

India failed to capitalise on a 3-1 lead in the third quarter and allowed New Zealand to score twice to end the match 3-3 in regulation time.

India crashed out of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup after losing 4-5 via penalty shootout to lower-ranked New Zealand following a 3-3 stalemate after the regulation time in a crossover match here on Sunday.

India, ranked sixth in the world, produced a below-par performance, allowing New Zealand to claw back into the match after taking a 2-0 lead in the first half.

India vs New Zealand Hockey World Cup Match Highlights

India scored through Lalit Upadhyay (17th minute), Sukhjeet Singh (24th) and Varun Kumar (40th).

New Zealand replied through Sam Lane (28th) and two penalty-corner conversions by Kane Russell (43rd) and Sean Findlay (49th).

New Zealand will now take on reigning world champions Belgium in the quarterfinals.

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