Olympic hockey: India lose 2-3 to Netherlands – NewsX

Back in the Olympics after a hiatus of eight years, past masters of the game India produced a valiant fightback in the second-half before losing 2-3 to world number three The Netherlands in their opening Group B match of the men’s hockey competition here today. Playing tentatively and lacking any cohesion in their attacks, world ranked 10th India conceded two goals in the first session, but capitalised on two slim chances in the second half to draw 2-2 parity. But India’s joy was shortlived as The Netherlands restored their lead minutes later by converting a penalty corner.

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