Junior Hockey World Cup 2016 – India reach quarter finals

Lucknow: India made three wins form as many matches to guarantee a first place finish in Pool D, as they defeated South Africa 2-1 in a Pool D match on Monday at the 11th Hockey Junior World Cup.

Harjeet Singh opened the scoring for India in the 11th minute, with a wonderfully constructed field goal. In 28th minute, South Africa won themselves a Penalty Corner and from the subsequent attempt, Kyle Lion-Cachet made no mistake, helping the African team draw themselves level. Both sides went into halftime at 1 – 1.

In the the 55th minute Mandeep Singh scored to put hosts back into the lead, which India held on for the victory.

India will face a quarter-final match on 15 December against Spain, who finished second in Pool C.

Day 5 Results:

Pool A – Australia 4 (Joshua Simmonds 4′, Lachlan Sharp 24′, Blake Govers 45′, Jack Welch 46′) beat Austria 2 (Phillip Schippan 8′, Franz Lindengrun 67′)
Pool A – Argentina 5 (Martin Ferreiro 2′, Tomas Domene 12′, Thomas Habif 14′,  Nicolas Keenan 29′, Nicolas Keenan 50′) beat South Korea 1 (Park Joohan 41′)
Pool B – Netherlands 7 (Thijs van Dam 7′, Jip Janssen 9′ & 54′, Bram van Groesen 25′, Thierry Brinkman 37′, Sebastian van der Graaf 45′, Noud Schoenaker 58′) beat Egypt 0
Pool B – Belgium 3 (Gregory Stockbroekx 10′, Quentin Van Lierde 33′, Thomas Verheijen 55′) beat Malaysia 0
Pool D – India 2 (Harjeet Singh 11′, Mandeep Singh 55′) beat South Africa 1 (Kyle Lion-Cachet 28)

Tomorrow’s Matches

Pool D – England vs Canada at 10:00 AM
Pool A – Austrlia vs South Korea at 12:00 PM

Points Table

Group A

Country PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD POINTS
Australia 2 2 0 0 6 3 +3 6
Argentina 3 1 1 0 7 4 +3 4
Austria 3 1 1 1 8 7 +1 4
South Korea 2 0 2 1 3 10 -7 0

Group B

Country PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD POINTS
Belgium 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9
Netherlands 3 2 0 1 16 5 +11 6
Malaysia 3 1 0 2 4 10 -6 3
Egypt 3 0 0 3 0 13 -13 0

Group C

Country PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD POINTS
Germany 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9
New Zealand
3 1 0 0 6 2 +4 4
Spain 3 0 0 1 5 5 0 4
Japan 3 0 0 1 2 11 -9 0

Group D

Country PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD POINTS
 India 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9
England 2 1 0 0 7 7 0 3
South Africa 3 1 0 1 6 7 -1 3
Canada 2 0 0 1 1 7 6 0
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