Rio Olympics: Winning start for Indian men in hockey

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 6: India began their men's hockey campaign in Rio Olympics with a morale boosting 3-2 win against Ireland in their opening pool encounter here on Saturday (August 6).

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Rupinder Pal Singh (27th and 49th) scored a brace while VR Raghunath (15th minute) opened the scoring for the eight time gold medallists. (Indian hockey teams' full schedule)

File photo: Indian players celebrate a goal

John Jermyn (45th), Conor Harte (55th) reduced the margin for the Irishmen in the Pool B match.

India's next match is against two-time defending champions Germany on Monday (August 8).

IANS

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