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Trailing 0-2 after 58 minutes of play in the Hockey World Cup, Germany scored two goals in the last two minutes to not only draw 2-2 against England but also enter the semi-finals by winning the penalty shoot-out 4-3. . Jashree Wallace scored a field goal in the 12th minute and Liam Ansell scored a penalty corner in the 33rd minute to give England a 2-0 lead.
Captain Mats Grambusch scored a field goal in the 58th minute, and a minute later Tom Grambusch scored a penalty stroke to give Germany a 2–2 draw. Germany scored all four goals in the shootout, while England’s Goodfield and Ansell were unable to score.
Challenge before India to avoid worst performance in World Cup
India will play Japan on Thursday for the 9th to 16th spots after losing to New Zealand in the Hockey World Cup crossover. If India has to avoid its worst performance in the World Cup, it will have to beat Japan at any cost. India’s worst ever World Cup performance was in 1986, when they finished 12th.
If they lose to Japan, India will have to play for 13th to 16th position. However, India’s record against Japan has been very good. They have won 26 out of 32 matches, lost three and drawn three. However, Japan had lost all three matches in their pool, while India finished second in the pool with two wins and one draw. In the cross-over, he was defeated by New Zealand in a shootout.