India repeated their bronze medal winning effort from two years ago to retain their bronze medal at the Hockey World League Final. They beat Germany 2-1 in the 2017 edition in an exciting match of hockey at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. India and Germany played an exciting first quarter but could not score a goal until SV Sunil broke the deadlock in the 20th minute when he scored a field goal. Akashdeep Singh received the ball inside the circle and tried a reverse shot. His attempt was saved by the German goalkeeper but the rebound was straight to Sunil who hit a powerful shot back and found the back of the net. But Germany eqaulised through Appel, a goalkeeper playing a centre-forward because seven German players were unfit due to injuries/illness, in the 37th minute. Harmanpreet Singh made it 2-1 for India in the 54th minute which remained the difference between the two teams.
India vs Germany Hockey World League Final Live Score
60′ End of the game and India win the bronze medal! What a stunning match of hockey from both the teams. But credit to Germany for playing with just 11 players and two of them were goalkeepers. Brilliant stuff!
59′ Mandeep Singh gets a stunning ball in the German circle his first touch is on the leg. Yellow card for him and he will go out of the field
57′ SK Uthappa has pulled his hamstring. Looks like a cramp. He is walking off the field. India have to defend the lead for a little over three minutes
57′ PC for Germany after Harmanpreet intentionally hits one out. Can they score and level this up. It is defended easily by India. Stil India 2-1 Germany!
55′ Five minutes remaining in the match. India lead 2-1. Can they hold on to this lead and win a bronze medal in Bhubaneswar
54′ GOAL! India convert a PC. Harmanpreet Singh with a powerful shot and it is straight into the German goal. India lead 2-1
53′ PC to India. Big chance for India to score. The PC is stopped by a German foot. Another PC. This time it is a save.
50′ India and Germany trying hard to score but no luck for both teams. The defending of both teams has been spot on.
45′ End of the third quarter between India and Germany. Final quarter coming up and can India turn this around?
40′ Another try for Germany but no luck. Still the socore is 1-1. Who will win this match? Bronze medal at stake
36′ GOAL! Germany are back level in this match! Poor defending by India and forward Appel is unmarked. Easy goal for Germany
31′ Start of the second half in the Bhubaneswar! Germany will look to bounce back in this quarter and draw it.
30′ Half-time in Bhubaneswar! India still leading 1-0 courtsey the SV Sunil goal in the 20th minute. Germany had their chances but could not convert
27′ PC for Germany! But it is saved again. They tried the fake but doesn’t work. Another PC for Germany. This time it is wide. None converted in six PCs
25′ Chance missed! Open goal chance for India but the it’s a void shot. Can India double their lead before half-time?
21′ GOAL by Sunil! India are ahead in this bronze medal match. Akashdeep receives the ball inside the circle and hits a reverse shot. Saved by the German goalkeeper. Sunil gets the rebound and his shot is powerful one and into the goal!
20′ Two PCs in two minutes for Germany! They failed to convert the first. Can they do the second? Another save by Suraj! Fantastic goalkeeping. Big counter from India but defended by Germany
16′ Second quarter begins in Bhubaneswar and Rupinder Pal Singh has received a green card. India down to 10 men for the next five minutes
15′ End of Q1! India had a chance with 30 seconds left bu the referee rules it a foul! No goal. End of the first quarter and the score remains 0-0! Brilliant final five minutes from Germany!
14′ PC to Germany in the 14th minute! They have put India under a lost of pressure in the last couple of minutes. The shot is saved by the Indian goalkeeper. But Germany ahead here
10′ Germany clearly under pressure as India come to attack their goal again and again. They have managed to keep the scoreline 0-0 so far!
5‘ A brilliant start to the game for India as they continue to attack the German goal. No success though as the defence is strong
0′ Not the best news if you are a Germany fan! They do not have a full team to play. Their goalkeeper will start as a forward. India have a good chance to win this game
1700 hrs IST: Big match for India! They are trying to win their second medal of Hockey World League Final when they take on Germany in the bronze medal match in Bhubaneswar.