India Upsets World Champions Germany 3-2 in FIH Pro League

India beat world champions Germany 3-2 in the FIH Pro League. This marks their first game since the World Cup in January which ended in a pre-quarterfinal exit.

Sukhjeet Singh scored twice in the second half, both goals coming from field efforts. Singh was one of the players who survived the axe after India’s exit from the World Cup.

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Harmanpreet Singh, the joint top scorer in the tournament so far, gave the home side the lead through a penalty corner conversion.

Harmanpreet had struggled to find the target from his drag flick during the World Cup held in India and Bhubaneswar.

India had a 3-0 lead in the 42nd minute before Paul-Philipp Kaufmann and Michel Struthoff scored for Germany in the 44th and 57th minutes, respectively.

Despite several players from their World Cup-winning team, Germany struggled to score from the penalty corners, getting only six compared to India’s four.

India will face Australia on Sunday and Germany again in the second leg on Monday.

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