Great Britain and Belgium drew their last league match in the Champions trophy match at London, India made into the finals of the tournament.
Earlier in the day, India lost to Australia 2-4 by some excellent performance by the Australian team. The Indians came back strongly to reduce the gap to 2 goals which raised the hopes of a win. India needed a win to progress into the finals but their loss made an important match for both sides.
It was a brilliant last match between Great Britain and Belgium.Belgium started the match off to a great start scoring the first goal in 34 seconds which put Great Britain side under pressure. Great Britain leveled the score in the second quarter. Belgium scored 2 goals which put the home side under immense pressure. In the last six minutes, Great Britain scored 2 goals in succession to equal the score at 3-3. This result meant that India will be playing Champions trophy tournament finals for the first time. In the last edition, India defeated Netherlands to seal a bronze medal for the country.
In the match against Australia, India looked out of shape conceding 3 goals which put India under pressure all time. The Indians scored 1 goal back and soon after Australia scored another to reduce the gap to 2 only.
India will play Australia in the finals tomorrow with hopes pulling off a brilliant performance to clinch the gold medal the country. It promises to be a mouthwatering match between these two countries.
India finished 2nd on the points table with 7 points winning 2 , losing 2 and drawing 1 match. Indian team played good hockey in the tournament so far. The likes of SV Sunil, Raghu Nath, Harman Preet Singh have done well in the tournament and will be looking to show their talent against a strong Australian team which have looked solid in the entire tournament.