After 36 years, the Indian men's hockey team has qualified for knock-outs. Earlier, it happened in 1980 Moscow Games. The Indian team managed to repeat it at Rio despite its defeat against Netherlands (2-1), the world's No. 2 team, on Thursday.
Indian team managed to reach the quarter-finals after a 4-4 draw
between Germany and Argentina.
After the completion of
round four, Indian team is on third spot with six points in its
group. While Netherlands is on the top of the table with 10 points.
Germany is on second spot with 10 points. Argentina and Ireland are
at fourth and fifth positions respectively.
During the first half of the
match with Netherlands, the Indian defenders performed
extraordinarily. Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh was also at his best as
he foiled number of attacks from Netherlands.
But, in the last few minutes
of the game the Team India missed five penalty corner chances.
The Indian team will take on
Canada today. This would be their last pool match.