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Rio 2016: India men’s hockey progresses for quarter finals after 36 years

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Published on 11 Aug 2016 8:57 PM GMT

Rio 2016: India men’s hockey progresses for quarter finals after 36 years
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Rio de Jenairo: The Indian men’s hockey team cruised into the quarter finals for the first time after 1980 Moscow Games on Thursday even after facing a defeat by Netherlands.

Netherlands defeated India by 2-1 in the fourth group match of the ongoing Rio Olympics on Thursday.

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  • The Indian team is at third spot in the standings with six points.
  • Netherlands is at the first place while Germany is on the second place.
  • No goal was penetrated in the first half in the match.
  • India missed five penalty corner chances to draw level.
  • Indian goalkeeper and Captain PR Sreejesh saved several attempted shots.
  • Netherlands took a lead in the second half.
  • The first game for Dutch came in 32nd minute and was hit by Rogier Hofman.
  • VR Raghunath hit the first goal for India in the 38th
  • Netherlands made the another goal in the last few minute.

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