Odisha Sports-cum-Tourism Secretary Vishal Dev said besides the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Bhubaneswar is also the front-runner to host the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in October-November this year if India qualifies for the event.
This was Australia's fifth bronze medal in the history of the tournament. The last time the Kookaburras had to be satisfied with a third-place finish was way back in 1994 in front of their home crowd in Sydney.
India took the lead but it lasted only three minutes. Then a superior, smarter and more experienced side took control of the match, taking the lead in the last quarter even as India continue to play the catch-up.
Conceding late goals has been India's perennial problem and it once again came to hurt the hosts when their defence broke down under pressure to concede a goal four minutes from the final hooter and gift Belgium a draw in their last match.