December 18, 2011 5:53:38 pm
Indian women failed to qualify for the finals after going down fighting 1-2 to South Africa in a crucial round-robin match of the four-nation Hockey Tournament in Parana,Argentina.
India required a draw to qualify for the finals against world champions Argentina but couldn’t overcome the higher-ranked South Africans.
South Africa led 1-0 at half time with Kate Woods opening the scoring in the 20th minute.
In the beginning of second half,India tried to make a strong comeback by playing some attacking shots and in the 38th minute,Jaspreet Kaur scored the equalising goal.
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But in the 45th minute,South Africa’s Marsha Marescia scored another goal to make it 2-1 for South Africa,who scored both their goals through penalty corners.
India will now play against Ireland for the bronze medal on Monday.
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