By: Sports Desk
Last Updated: January 22, 2023, 21:21 IST
IND vs NZ Hockey World Cup: Hello and welcome to our coverage of India vs New Zealand FIH World Cup match from Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. Having finished second in their group, India take on New Zealand in a must-win Crossover stage match in the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup here on Sunday with a place in the quarterfinals on the line.
India had started their campaign with a 2-0 win against Spain, held fifth-ranked England to a draw and managed to prevail 4-2 over minnows Wales to finish unbeaten in Pool D, tied on seven points with England but with an inferior goal difference. Read More
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India controlled the match in the first three quarters but New Zealand bounced back emphatically in the final quarter to score the equaliser. New Zealand didn’t allow the Indians to dominate the match as they kept on scoring after conceding to put India on their toes.
We witnessed a thrilling penalty shootout where both teams missed a few shots on target but in the end, New Zealand managed to hold their nerves and stun India 5-4 to book a place in the quarterfinals. It was a shocking defeat for India (6) who are ranked way higher than New Zealand (12) in the FIH rankings.
Shamsher Singh fails to find the net once again as India are knocked out of the World Cup. New Zealand beat India 5-4 in penalty shootout.
Sam Lane finds the net this time and India under pressure now. IND 4-5 NZL
Sukhjeet Singh fails to find the net and the penalty shootout continues. IND 4-4 NZL
Hayden Phillips misses the target as India have now a chance to win it. IND 4-4 NZL
Rajkumar with a sensational dodge sends the goalkeeper wrong way to score. IND 4-4 NZL
Sean Findlay score for New Zealand as Pathak gives him enough room to strike. IND 3-4 NZL
Harmanpreet Singh misses the target as he crumbles under pressure. IND 3-3 NZL
Nic Woods fails to find the net as Sreejesh puts him in a difficult position there and makes a sensational save. IND 3-3 NZL
Sam Hiha missed the target as Sreejesh emerges as the hero for India once again. IND 3-3 NZL
Sukhjeet Singh scores the crucial penalty for India to keep them alive. IND 3-3 NZL
Sam Lane misses the crucial penalty for New Zealand and India are still alive. IND 2-3 NZL
Shamsher Singh missed the penalty and India in massive trouble. IND 2-3 NZL
New Zealand are ahead in the game by converting the third penalty. IND 2-3 NZL
Abhishek lost control and missed the target as India under pressure. IND 2-2 NZL
Sean Findlay finds the back of the net from the shootout. IND 2-2 NZL
Rajkumar puts India ahead once again. IND 2-1 NZL
Kane Russell scores the penalty for New Zealand by sending Sreejesh wrong way. IND 1-1 NZL
Harmanpreet Singh finds the net and puts India ahead. IND 1-0 NZL
New Zealand were very close to breaking the heart of the Indians in the final second of the game but Pathak made a sensational save to keep India alive in the game. The penalty shootout will now decide the winner of the match. IND 3-3 NZL FULL TIME!
New Zealand, on the other hand, finished third in Pool C after suffering a shock 2-3 defeat against Malaysia. The Black Sticks had also lost 0-4 to the Netherlands, managing to score only five goals and conceding eight — their lone win coming against Chile.
India too have struggled to score goals and have a tally of six goals from three matches. They have also conceded two goals against Wales in two minutes of sustained pressure that saw the Indian defence crumble.
Though the Indian team finished undefeated in Pool D, their performance has not been as good as they would have liked.
For years, the defense has been India’s Achilles heel but they have managed to make up for that with aggressive, attacking hockey. In this World Cup, the Indians seemed to have forgotten their scoring touch in Bengaluru, where they had their first camp for the World Cup.
The Indians have entered the shooting circle on 76 occasions, but have managed to have only 37 shots at the goal and of which managed to score only six goals. They have earned 16 penalty corners but scored only three goals.
Where will the Hockey World Cup crossover match India vs New Zealand be played?
The match between India and New Zealand will be played at the Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar.
What time will the Hockey World Cup crossover match India vs New Zealand begin?
The crossover match between India and New Zealand will begin at 7:00 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast India vs New Zealand match?
India vs New Zealand match will be televised on Star Sports Network in India.
How do I watch the live streaming of India vs New Zealand crossover match?
India vs New Zealand match will be streamed live on the Disney+Hotstar app and website.
India vs New Zealand Possible Starting XI:
India Predicted Starting Line-up: PR Sreejesh (gk), Surender Kumar, Vivek Prasad, Manpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, Akashdeep Singh, Amit Rohidas, Sukhjeet Singh
New Zealand Predicted Starting Line-up: Dominic Dixon (gk), Simon Child, Kim Kingstone, Sam Lane, Simon Yorston, Aidan Sarikaya, Nic Woods (c), Kane Russell, Blair Tarrant, Sean Findlay, Hayden Phillips
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