India crashed out of the quarterfinal race of the ongoing World Cup after being held to a 3-3 draw by Korea in their must-win Pool C match on Tuesday.
India crashed out of the quarter-final race of the ongoing World Cup after being held to a 3-3 draw by Korea in their must-win Pool C match on Tuesday.
Korea and India both have four points but the former go into the quarter-finals with a better goal difference.
Belgium, who got seven points by virtue of two victories and a draw from three games, emerged Pool A winners and will now take on France, the Pool B runners-up, in the quarterfinals on Thursday, while defending champions Germany will be up against Pool B toppers Australia.
Mohd Bin Hashim (15th minute) converted a penalty corner to put Malaysia ahead before Firhan Ashari scored a field goal.
While the Netherlands are already through to the quarterfinals from Pool C, the winner of the India-Korea match will be the second team to proceed in to the last eight from the group. Canada, with two losses, is already out.
By virtue of three wins from as many games, Australia finished on top of Pool B of the Junior World Cup hockey with nine points ahead of second placed France, who have six points in their kitty.
After a 2-3 defeat against formidable Netherlands in their tournament opener, India kept themselves in the hunt for the knockout stage by eking out a hard-fought 3-2 win over Canada in their next match at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.
Malaysia rode on an own goal (27th minute) and a second half strike from Firhan Ashari (43rd) to register the come-from-behind victory after Matthew Brown put South Africa ahead in the 13th minute.
Both India and Korea are on three points each from two outings in Pool C, but the hosts need an outright result in their favour in order to qualify for the quarterfinals, whereas, a draw would be enough for the Koreans to go forward by virtue of a better goal difference.
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