Hockey World Cup 2023 India vs New Zealand: After the defeat against New Zealand in the Hockey World Cup 2023 crossover match, host India's dream of becoming the champion after 1975 was shattered.
IND vs NZ Hockey: India is out of Hockey World Cup after losing to New Zealand.
India vs New Zealand Hockey World Cup 2023 Match: In the 15th Hockey World Cup (Hockey World Cup 2023) in Odisha, India got eliminated after losing to New Zealand in the crossover match. With the scores tied at 3-3 at full-time, the match went to a penalty shootout. The match was even in the penalty shootout. After this, Shamsher Singh missed the goal in sudden death. Thus India lost 4-5 in the penalty shootout. In Sudden Death, the team that misses a single chance loses the match. The New Zealand team will face Belgium in the quarter-finals.
Neither team was able to score in the first quarter. Lalit Upadhyay and Sukhjit Singh scored in the second quarter. In this way, Team India took a 2-0 lead. Sam Lane scored the first goal for New Zealand in the 28th minute. India leads 2-1 at halftime. Varun Kumar converted the penalty in the third quarter. With this India went ahead 3-1. New Zealand got a penalty in the 43rd minute and Ken Russell scored. After this, the score became 3-2. Sean Findlay converted a penalty in the 49th minute to bring the match to an exciting turn. With the match tied at 3-3 till full-time, it went to a penalty shootout.
Harmanpreet Singh, Rajkumar Pal, and Sukhjit Singh scored for India in the penalty shootout. Abhishek and Shamsher Singh missed the target. Harmanpreet Singh, Sukhjit Singh, and Shamsher Singh missed goals in sudden death. While Rajkumar Pal scored the goal. Ken Russell, Shaun Fiddle, and Nick Woods scored goals for New Zealand. Sam Lane and Sam Haha missed the target. Nick Woods and Hayden Phillips missed the target in sudden death. Sean Findlay and Sam Lean scored the goals. Thus India lost 4-5 in the penalty shootout.