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Thursday, June 22, 2017
2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals in London - Fancied India crash out after suffering shock 2-3 defeat to Malaysia Thursday June 22,2017
Fancied India crashed out of the Hockey World League Semi-Final after suffering a shocking 2-3 defeat at the hands of Malaysia in a quarterfinal match here on Thursday June 22,2017
It was hard-fought encounter as both the teams played with great intensity. The Indians only had themselves to blame as a below-par opening 20 minutes and some sloppy defending ruined their hopes.
India conceded as many as seven penalty corners, three of which were converted by Malaysia through Razie Rahim (19th, 48th minutes) and Tengku Tajuddin.
India's goals came from the sticks of Ramandeep Singh (24th, 26th).
By virtue of this win, Malaysia have qualified for next year's World Cup to be held in India.
For India, it is their second defeat against Malaysia in little less than two months. Roelant Oltmans' men had earlier lost 0-1 to the same opponents in the Azlan Shah Cup last month.
Malaysia will face reigning Olympic champions and world number one Argentina in Saturday's semifinal.
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