HWL: India take on Germany for bronze; Australia, Argentina in final
Out of the title race after a heart-breaking loss to Argentina, a demoralised India will have to regroup quickly if they hope to do an encore in the Hockey World Leage
Out of the title race after a heart-breaking loss to Argentina, a demoralised India will have to regroup quickly if they hope to do an encore in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final when they take on a depleted Germany in the bronze medal match, here today. Germany lost their semi-final 0-3 against world champions and title holders Australia at the Kalinga Stadium here.
India and Argentina players. Pic/PTI
Dylan Wootherspoon (42nd), Jeremy Hayward (48th) and Tom Wickham scored for Australia against a German side, which had only 13 players at its disposal today after four of them were ruled out of the match due to fever.
Germany were already down to 17 men before Saturday's match as one player had returned home after suffering injury during the course of the tournament. Germany did not get the services of some of the key players like Martin Haner, Julius Meyer, Christopher Ruhr and Marco Miltkau today as they were down with fever since Friday.
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