Australia pulled out of several upcoming FIH tournaments, including the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup slated to be held in India later this year, citing COVID-19 related government travel restrictions.
Tokyo Olympics: Dilpreet Singh scored a consolation goal for India, in an otherwise poor outing against Australia in their Men's Pool A match on Sunday.
Tokyo Olympics Hockey Highlights, IND vs AUS: India crumbled against Australia in their Men's Pool A game, losing 1-7.
In the shoot-out, Harmanpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad and Lalit Upadhyay scored for India, while only Daniel Beale found the net for Australia.
By virtue of this win, Australia moved up to the third position in the standings with nine points from five games, while India are a rung behind with eight points from as many matches.
Indian men's hockey team has been clubbed along with defending champions Argentina, while Indian women's team has been placed in Pool A along with defending champions Great Britain.
Australia, meanwhile secured a consolation bronze medal after mauling England 8-1.
England will make their third successive semi-final appearance in the Hockey World Cup.
The contest between Australia and England remained goalless for the first three quarters before Jake Whetton scored for Australia in the 47th minute.
Australia came into the Hockey World Cup 2018 as firm favourites but they were far from impressive against Ireland.
The Hockey World Cup 2018 begins with an opening ceremony on November 27 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
This is the third time India are hosting the event after having organised it in 1982 in Mumbai and in 2010 in New Delhi.
This was India's fourth successive win in the tournament and it helped the team top the Pool table.
World Champions Australia defeated India 3-1 via shoot-off after both teams were locked at 1-1 in regulation time to clinch their second consecutive Champions Trophy hockey title on Sunday.
Champions Trophy Hockey Final, India vs Australia Highlights: India lost to Australia in the final.
India managed to play a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands in their final round-robin game on Saturday to set-up the Hockey Champions Trophy final against Australia.
India fought valiantly before going down 2-3 to world champions Australia to slump to their first defeat in the FIH Champions Trophy hockey tournament on Wednesday.
India vs Australia, Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 Highlights: India fought valiantly before going down 2-3 to world champions Australia to slump to their first defeat in the FIH Champions Trophy hockey tournament on Wednesday.