The third match in Pool B between India and USA ended in a draw at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Center on Sunday. India will be pleased with the result as it keeps them alive in the tournament. USA players look disappointed. Margaux Paolino got the first goal of the match for USA in the 18th minute. India captain Rani Rampal got the equalizer in the third quarter to level it at 1-1. Despite equal share of attacks the pulsating contest ended in a draw. With this result, India have qualified for the crossover matches. The result in those matches will decide the last four quarter-finalists.
Earlier, India had played a draw (vs England) and lost (vs Ireland) in the first two matches of the World Cup to squander chance at automatic qualification for the quarterfinals. India are third in the Pool.