New Zealand defeated the host team by 5-4 in the shootout round and left the Indian fans in tears. With this defeat, India is out of the World Cup. The Kiwis will face defending champions Belgium in the quarter finals on January 24.
India has left the Hockey World Cup being held in Odisha. In order to reach the quarter finals, they lost in a must-win match and went home. India played brilliantly in the cross over match against New Zealand on Sunday. Competed with the opposing team and scored goals. As a result, the two teams were tied with 3-3 goals at the scheduled time. But the Indian players were disappointed in the crucial penalty shootout. At the same time, the opposing team played aggressively. Finally, New Zealand defeated the host team by 5-4 in the shootout round and left the Indian fans in tears. With this defeat, Team India has left the World Cup. The Kiwis will face the defending champion Belgium in the quarter final on January 24.
Apart from hockey, New Zealand will keep Indian sports fans happy in cricket too. Team India is giving shocks in major tournaments. No one can forget the ODI Cricket World Cup 2019 before the Hockey World Cup. New Zealand defeated India in the semi-final of the World Cup held in England. And in the World Test Championship held in 2021, New Zealand defeated India in the final and won the title. The Black Caps won from India on the last day in this final held at Southampton. Kiwis defeated India in the group stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup as well. Due to this defeat, the Indian team could not advance in the tournament despite winning the remaining matches.
Heartbreak for India as they bow out from FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela. Here are some crucial moments from the game.
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