In a thrilling match, India’s hopes of progressing to the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup were dashed by a resilient New Zealand team. The game was tied 1-1 after regulation time, leading to a shoot-out that saw both teams putting up a good fight.
New Zealand emerged victorious, winning the shoot-out 4-2. India, on the other hand, will now head home after an incredible journey in the tournament.
The match was played in front of a packed stadium, with fans from both countries cheering their teams on. The atmosphere was electric throughout the game, as both teams battled it out on the field.
India started the match well, with Simranjeet Singh scoring a goal in the 43rd minute of the match. However, New Zealand fought back and equalized in the 55th minute through a goal by Kane Russell.
Both teams had opportunities to score a winner in regulation time, but it was not to be. The match then went to a shoot-out, with New Zealand holding their nerve to come out on top.
Overall, it was a great performance by both teams, with New Zealand deserving their victory in the end. India can hold their heads up high, as they put up a great fight throughout the tournament.