Advertisement
Monday, Nov 29, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Tokyo Olympics: South Africa Men Stun Hockey Giants Germany

A fourth successive win for Belgium sees them remain clear at the top of Pool B, but Germany's place in the last eight is not yet sealed

Tokyo Olympics: South Africa Men Stun Hockey Giants Germany
South Africa's Ryan Cowen Julius, left, runs the ball up the field during a men's field hockey match against Germany at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. | AP Photo/John Minchillo
Tokyo Olympics: South Africa Men Stun Hockey Giants Germany
outlookindia.com
2021-07-29T13:22:27+05:30

The Netherlands and Great Britain have both joined Men’s Pool B leaders Belgium in the quarter-finals of the hockey competition of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Tokyo Olympics | Full Schedule | Sports News

A fourth successive win for Belgium sees them remain clear at the top of Pool B, with a thrilling draw between the Dutch and GB earning them a point apiece to confirm their respective berths in the knock-out stages.

However, a shock defeat for Germany at the hands of South Africa means that their place in the last eight is not yet sealed, with the excellent South Africans still having a slim chance of progressing.

In Pool A, India stormed into the quarterfinals of with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over defending champions Argentina, scoring two goals in the final two minutes in the morning.

After goalless first two quarters, India broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute through Varun Kumar before Vivek Sagar Prasad (58th) and Harmanpreet Singh (59th) struck in the closing minutes of the match to seal the contest.

It was India's third win in Pool A at the Oi Hockey Stadium.

By virtue of this win, India have consolidated their position in the second spot of Pool A with three wins and one loss out of four games, behind Australia.

Argentina are struggling at the fifth spot in the six-team pool and need to beat New Zealand in their final preliminary match on Friday to stay in the hunt for a quarterfinal berth.

Top four teams make the last-eight stage from each group.

India will take on Japan in their final pool match on Friday.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Heavy Fines, Media Gag: Maharashtra Learns From Past As It Gears To Tackle Omicron

Heavy Fines, Media Gag: Maharashtra Learns From Past As It Gears To Tackle Omicron

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has instructed all the ministers in charge of the districts to tighten coordination with the local administration to ensure proper prevention of another Covid-19 outbreak.

Omicron Shows Why Countries Need To Start Sharing Their Vaccines

Omicron Shows Why Countries Need To Start Sharing Their Vaccines

'Despite the repeated warnings of health leaders, our failure to put vaccines into the arms of people in the developing world is now coming back to haunt us', wrote former British PM Gordon Brown.

IND Vs NZ, 1st Test, Live: India 9 Wickets Away From Victory

IND Vs NZ, 1st Test, Live: India 9 Wickets Away From Victory

Day 5 of the first India vs New Zealand Test is tantalisingly poised. India need nine wickets and New Zealand 280 runs. Follow here live cricket scores and updates of IND vs NZ.

Covid-19: Experts' Take On Omicron And Possibility Of Third Wave In India

Covid-19: Experts' Take On Omicron And Possibility Of Third Wave In India

Though the health experts and scientists in India have advised caution yet they feel that the current immune profile of the majority of the population in India makes them less vulnerable to Omicron as compared to any other country in the world.

Advertisement