Rio 2016: India concede late goal to lose to Germany 1-2 in Hockey

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8: India's hockey team conceded a goal barely three seconds from the hooter to lose 1-2 to Germany in its second match of the pool phase in the Olympic Games here on Monday (Aug 8).

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Christopher Ruhr deflected the ball from close range in the dying moments as Germany earned a crucial win in a Pool B match that India deserved a point.

Germany's Christopher Rhur, center, fight for the ball against India's Kothajit Khadangbam, left, and India's Rupinder Pal Singh, right, during a men's field hockey match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.

Niklas Wellen scored in the 18th minute to give the two-time defending champions the lead before Rupinder Pal Singh (23rd) brought India level with his third goal in two matches.


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