India Lost to Malaysia 3-4
Indian Team’s Performance in league Matches goes into wain and dreams to win Gold in Asian Games crashes out when they lost to Malaysia in semi-final match. Malaysian team has given a tough time to Indian Team today when both teams were tied 3-3 at the end of regulation time and Indian Team missed goal chances in extra time.
This is a sorry state for me to write that today our powerful drag-flick Sandeep Singh’s magic did not work. India fail to convert penalty corner changes in very last minute of the match, whereas they convert only 2 out of 4 changes which was not enough and Malaysia team converted 3 out of 4 changes in penalty corner.
With this loss the dreams of getting direct entry to 2012 London Olympics also broken down and now they have to pass through pain-full qualifying tournaments and indian hockey lovers can forget that last time India failed to qualify in 2008 Olympics when they lost to Great Britain in March 2008 in one of that qualifying tournament.
Its really hard to digest this defeat because Malaysia is ranked 15th team where as India is Ranked 9th in FIH MEN’S WORLD RANKINGS.
Anyways Gold medal and 2012 Direct Ticket is gone now… but India has to Play with South Korea for bronze on Thursday, 25th Nov. which was defeated by Pakistan today by penalty shoot-out after both sides were 1-1 at the end of regular as well as in extra-time.
Its Painful again to understand that South Korea is considerably much better team than India and this may force Indian team to came back without any medal.
Let’s Hope for the best from the rest now.. let both men and women get atleast Bronze for India in Asian Games.
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this is a bad news.. and Indian hockey suffers due to lack of professionalism again……. we can never think that Indian Hockey team can be defeated from such a small team like Malaysia…
Really a bad news..
you are right sachin but lets hope for the best out of the rest now.. let them try to get at least Bronze..
Women team has finished 4th without any medal today..
lets hopz for the best for next match…. keep it up … indian hockey team..
you are right aman but next time Asian games will be in 2014 at Incheon, South Korea. who knows 2014 will come of not 🙂
lets hope if they can win todays match to get at-least Bronze.
Now it will be interesting to see if they can qualify Olympics 2012 by wining qualifying tournaments.