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FIH Pro League 2023-24, Match Report: India Thrash Ireland 4-0 In Last Home Leg Encounter

The Netherlands and Australia are above India with 26 and 20 points respectively

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Indian players celebrating after goal against Ireland in FIH Pro League 2023-24. Photo: X/ @diptamishra76
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The Indian men's hockey team blanked lower-ranked Ireland 4-0 to end their home leg of the FIH Pro League campaign on a winning note in Rourkela on Sunday. (More Hockey News)

Nilakanta Sharma (14th minute), Akashdeep Singh (15th), Gurjant Singh (38th) and Jugraj Singh (60th) were the goal scorers. Nilakanta and Jugraj got their goals from penalty corners while Akashdeep and Gurjant struck through field efforts.

India dominated the match and led 2-0 at the half-time.

The Indian team is currently placed in the third spot with 15 points from eight matches, with five wins (three outright and two shootouts) and three losses (one outright and two shootouts).

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The Netherlands and Australia are above India with 26 and 20 points respectively.

The Harmanpreet Singh-led side will continue their FIH Pro League campaign in the European leg in May-June.

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