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India eves go down 2-3 to Spain

Madrid: India went out of semi-final reckoning after suffering their third loss in four outings, a 2-3 loss to hosts Spain, in the women’s hockey World Cup here on Tuesday.

The Asian champions conceded 10 penalty corners and failed to convert those that came their way to go out of medal contention.

Silvia Munoz (10th) drew first blood while Pilar Sanchez (30th, 43rd) added a brace.

For India, Suriner Kaur (17th) and Saba Anjum (48th) reduced the margin.

Spain strengthened their chance of earning a semi-final berth, pushing their tally to nine points in Pool A, topped by runner-up Holland.

Holland thrashed China 6-1 to lead the table with 12 points and assure their passage to last-four.

England were two points adrift of Spain following their 1-0 upset of Germany.

India have one point from their draw against England on Sunday. (PTI)

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