Hockey World Cup: India Thrashed 4-0 by Australia In Last Group League Encounter

Updated: 11 June 2014 17:34 IST

India finished the group stage with a win, a draw and three losses after losing 4-0 to defending champions Australia in their last group game of the 2014 Hockey World Cup.

Hockey World Cup: India Thrashed 4-0 by Australia In Last Group League Encounter

The Hague:
Australia defeat India 4-0 at The Hague
Asserting their strength, Australia built up a four-goal lead in the initial 22 minutes.

 

India suffered a humiliating 0-4 loss against defending champions Australia in their final group league encounter of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup, here on Monday.

Asserting their strength, Australia built up a four-goal lead in the initial 22 minutes, before the Indians managed to re-group themselves and put up a stronger defence thereby denying the fancied rivals a chance of scoring any more goals.

Kieran Govers opened the scoring with a field goal in the 27th minute. It was followed by three penalty corner strikes - two by Chris Ciriello and one by Jeremy Hayward. Australia topped Group A with maximum 15 points from five successive victories.

The Aussie players are on course to have another crack at the title as a present to their coach Ric Charlesworth, for whom this will be the last World Cup as he retires, later this year.

India finished their five pool matches with four points, gained from a victory over Malaysia and a draw with Spain.



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