Hockey World League Finals: Earlier than they entered the field for their bronze medal the match against India, Germany had to pull out two players because of their sickness. The injury/illness list of Germany team is grown after 7 players. As of now on the team, there are 11 players they are having.
The team Germany is having a reserve goalkeeper Mark Appel. The 11 players played throughout the 60 minutes for the bronze medal game of the Hockey World League Final 2017 and the team Germany achieved an awesome win against India.
Though in this Hockey World League Finals, somehow India managed to hold on to a 2-1 win in the match to keep the hold this bronze medal which they had won at the earlier segment of this tournament two years ago in Raipur.
Germany’s performance in the match frustrated an off-color India where the spectators received more chances, had more goals and shots and the team have more penalty corners than India for this match Hockey World League Finals.
But Germany could not convert even one of their seven penalty corners and the India scored through their fourth and final PC.
India may have won the game but somehow the Hockey World League Finals was controlled by Germany. They kept India at the bay for 21 minutes and also scored a goal in the 37th minute.
Both Germany and India were in a deadlock for the first 20 minutes of the game eventually the team which had secured more chances like a PC in the 14th minute. India was never in a clear goal scoring chance in the first quarter. The team Germany received two back-to-back PCs in the 19th minute in the second quarter but India goalkeeper Suraj Karkera saved both of them.
Now Harmanpreet Singh from India display a counter-attacked and a Harmanpreet Singh pass split the defense. Inside the German circle, Akashdeep Singh received the ball and tried a reverse shot that was saved by the Germany goalkeeper Tobias Hauke.
This rebound went straight to SV Sunil and slotted in the first goal in the 20th minute.
When Germany best to score but the Indian defense managed to keep them away. India went to half-time with the 1-0 lead and came back stronger in the second half. Akashdeep was close to scoring but his shot was saved by Hauke. And three minutes later, Germany stunned India when their reserve goalkeeper Appel scored in the 37th minute. He, unmarked, received a Mark Grambusch pass inside the Indian circle and easily tapped it in. They kept the lead for the next 17 minutes.
India was awarded three back-to-back penalty corners in the final the 54th minute and Harmanpreet made no mistake in slotting home the final one. It was low grounded flick which went past the goalkeeper. Germany tried their best in the dying moments and even got a PC but could not stop India from holding on and winning the bronze medal.
Germany tried their best to score but the Indian defense managed to keep them away. India went to half-time with the 1-0 lead and arrived as strong in the second half.
Akashdeep was close to scoring his shot which was saved by Hauke. And three minutes later, Germany stunned India when the receiver goalkeeper Appel scored in the 37th minute.
It is marked the received a Mark Grambusch pass inside the Indian circle that was tapped it in. They kept the lead for the next 17 minutes.
In the final the 54th minute, the team India were awarded three back-to-back penalty corners and Harmanpreet made no mistake in slotting home at the final round. It was the low grounded flick for the past the goalkeeper. Germany tried
At the dying moments, Germany tried their best so that they can win the match and the PC but could not stop India from holding on to winning the bronze medal.
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