India Ends Sixth In Azlan Shah Cup Hockey

Ipoh, May 15  ;  The Indian hockey team's campaign in the Azlan Shah Cup ended on a disappointing note as they finished sixth after going down 1-2 to South Korea in their classification match here
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PTI May 15, 2011 20:25 IST

Ipoh, May 15  ;  The Indian hockey team's campaign in the Azlan Shah Cup ended on a disappointing note as they finished sixth after going down 1-2 to South Korea in their classification match here today.

Two penalty corner flicks by Nam Hyun-Woo left the Indian defence stunned, giving the Koreans a 2-0 lead at the interval.

India tried to come back into the contest and reduced the lead on a second-half field goal from Vikram Pillay, but the disjointed lineup of strikers failed to capitalise on the chances India managed to create.

India and South Korea were joint champions in 2010 when the final was disrupted by heavy rain. The Indians had earlier won the title outright in 2009 in the seven-team competition.

The defensive woes continued throughout the tournament, but today the team did not betray their nerves so much.  PTI

 
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