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India entered Hockey Semi final

Source : Hindustan Times   On   04 Dec 2015
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India proceeded with their exciting ride in the Hero Hockey World League Final. After a poor begin and great execution against Olympic champions Germany, Roelant Oltmans' group fell back to old propensities against safeguarding champions, The Netherlands, losing 1-3. 

In any case, they realized that the genuine fight would begin from the quarterfinals, and India brought their 'A Game' to the stadium. They played with a considerable measure of vitality, harried their opponents and shielded forcefully to daze Britain 2-1 at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium. This was India's first win over Britain in a noteworthy competition since their 3-1 win in the Champions Trophy in 2012 at Melbourne. 

Drag glint VR Raghunath and Akashdeep Singh scored for India while forward Simon Mantell struck the solitary reassurance objective for Britain as India came to the elimination rounds of the HWL Final. 

In a do-or-bite the dust conflict, the chances were stacked for Britain. They had stayed unbeaten in the preparatory class and had beaten the powerful Australia. In spite of the vicinity of various youthful players, Bobby Crutchley's side was equipped for beating any group on their day. 

Be that as it may, Thursday had a place with India. They wrested the activity early, directed terms all through the first half and did not submit their standard quantity of unforced blunders. 

"We played phenomenal hockey in the second from last quarter. We made incredible objective scoring opportunities, scored a fabulous objective. They put weight on our resistance in the last quarter however I must say at last that we demonstrated the right self-control, vitality and battling soul. I am glad for what I have seen from the young men today," said mentor Roelant Oltmans