Rio Olympics Hockey: Indian men lose 1-2 against Netherlands

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11: India's men's hockey team was beaten by the Netherlands 1-2 as it lost its second match in four Pool B games in the Rio Olympics here on Thursday (August 11).

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Rogier Hofman's 32nd minute goal was cancelled out by Indian drag-flicker VR Raghunath in the 38th minute. Penalty corner specialist Mink van der Weerden scored the winner for the Dutchmen in the 54th minute. (India's schedule in hockey)

File photo: India's Raghunath raises his hands to celebrate a goal during Rio Olympics

Despite the loss, India remained in the third spot with six points, while the Netherlands moved to the top spot with 10 points.

India will play Canada in their final pool game where only a win or draw will take them to the quarter-finals.


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