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India taste defeat against Australia but can still enter Champions Trophy final, here’s how

India lost to Australia but can still make Champions Trophy hockey final. It all depends on Great Britain-Belgium result.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2016 10:22:27 pm
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India went down 2-4 to Australia in their final Champions Trophy hockey group stage match on Thursday. They needed a win to book their first final berth of the tournament but that wasn’t the case.

After their bronze in the 1982 edition, India are yet to end with a podium finish. India did miss a chance against Australia but can still qualify. It all depends on the outcome of the Great Britain-Belgium match later in the day.

READ: India go down 2-4 to Australia in Champions Trophy

Here’s a look at the calculations: 

# India will qualify if Great Britain-Belgium match ends in a draw. The draw will take Great Britain to 6 points and Belgium to five points. India are second in the table with seven points.


# If Britain win, they go through

# If Belgium win, they need to win big. Not only in terms of goal difference but also in terms of the number of goals they score. So they will need a 4-2 win or better

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