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‘But it’s not…’: Reid gives key update on Hardik Singh’s injury after goalless draw against England at Hockey World Cup

FeaturedSports News'But it's not...': Reid gives key update on Hardik Singh's injury after goalless draw against England at Hockey World Cup

India held England to a goalless draw in their second Pool D Hockey World Cup 2023 match in Rourkela on Saturday. Both teams were in search of a winner till the end but there was nothing to separate them in all four quarters. With the draw, England now top Pool D with a better goal difference than India. England opened their campaign with a 5-0 win over Wales, and India won 2-0 against Spain. The hosts will face Wales in their final group match in Bhubaneswar on January 19. Meanwhile, England will face Spain in their final group match.

Despite the draw, India are still in the hunt to qualify for the quarter-finals directly. Speaking after the match, head coach Graham Reid pointed out that his team had been leaking goals since the Tokyo Olympics, but now they have managed to keep back-to-back clean sheets, which is a positive. . The Harmanpreet Singh-led team scored 25 goals and scored 17 runs in the five-match series against Australia before the showpiece event.

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In bad news, in-form midfielder Hardik Singh was injured in the final minutes of the quarter-final against England, and could be seen clutching his right hamstring as he was helped off the field. “I don’t know, I have to check but it doesn’t look good,” Reid said while giving an update on Hardik.

During the game, India gave away eight penalty corners and won four. Reid pointed out that England are an attacking team and they create chances. Reid said the side defended well and the goalkeeper did not have to touch the ball from the penalty corner. Delighting after the match, he said, “Both teams will feel that when the match ends in a 0-0 draw and there were many chances for both sides. It was a wasted opportunity, we have Need to get better results. But I’m happy with the fight and determination shown today. It was a good game to watch, a lot of high skill hockey was played. Both teams will be in a high position going into the next match. “

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