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India held by Canada 2-2 in a nail-biting encounter at Rio Olympics 2016

Canada took few second to make it 1-1.

Last Updated: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 00:10
India held by Canada 2-2 in a nail-biting encounter at Rio Olympics 2016

Rio de Janeiro: India`s men`s hockey team was held 2-2 by lower-ranked side Canada in its final group phase game that failed to guarantee it a third place in the Pool B of the Olympic Games here on Friday.

Already assured of a place in the quarter-finals, world No.5 India played an attacking game but had to wait for 33 minutes to break the deadlock. Akashdeep Singh made it 1-0 for India after scoring on a penalty corner rebound.

But world No.15 Canada took few second to make it 1-1 with a successful penalty corner conversion from captain Scott Tupper.

Ramandeep Singh deflected a ball in near the right post from a long slap from V.R. Raghunath to make it 2-1 for India in the 41st minute.

Tupper brought Canada on level with a successful penalty corner convertion in the 52nd minute.

Latter, India got plenty of opportunities but failed to scored the winner.

IANS
First Published: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 22:53

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