India loses in Azlan Shah semis

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

India's run in the 15th Azlan Shah hockey tournament came to an end as they went down 1-0 to the Netherlands in the semi-final on Friday.

India loses in Azlan Shah semis
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New Delhi:

India's run in the 15th Azlan Shah hockey tournament came to an end as they went down 1-0 to the Netherlands in the semi-final on Friday. A 64th minute penalty corner conversion by Roderick Weushtof sealed the victory for the Dutch. This is the first time that the Netherlands has entered into the final of this tournament. In the second semi-final, Olympic champions Australia trounced New Zealand 7-1 to move to the final. Grant Schubert (2), Luke Dorener (2), Matt Naylor, Travis Brookes and Dean Butler scored for Australia. Richard Petherick converted a 69th minute penalty corner to provide some consolation to the Kiwis. The final will be played on Sunday. This was India's first semi-final in two years. India had come into the match with two convincing win against Malaysia and South Korea. (With PTI inputs)

Topics : Hockey Hockey India League
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