India shocked, lose 4-7 to Poland

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

India's prospects of winning the Akhbar El-Yom fifth international hockey championship suffered a serious setback when they crashed to a 4-7 defeat against Pola

New Delhi:

India's prospects of winning the Akhbar El-Yom fifth international hockey championship suffered a serious setback when they crashed to a 4-7 defeat against Poland at Cairo yesterday. India, who were quite unimpressive in the field, put up a lackluster performance as Poland, taking advantage of some defensive lapses early on, pumped in five goals in first 15 minutes of the match. Though India, consisting mostly of upcoming young players, managed a comeback scoring three goals in quick succession. But Poland put the issue beyond their opponents scoring two more goals to complete the formality. This was India's first loss in five matches. They had registered wins against Scotland, Greece and France while split points with Pakistan. India will play their last match against hosts Egypt tomorrow. (PTI)

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