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Disappointment for hockey teams

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Gold Coast : Indian women hockey team suffered a humiliating 0-6 defeat in the bronze medal match against England to finish fourth at the Commonwealth Games.

India could convert none of the five penalty corners and their defence line-up cracked under pressure in the final quarter to go out of the tournament on an embarrassing note.

India had beaten England 2-1 in Pool matches but was outclassed on Saturday.


It is now third straight time that Indian women’s hockey team will return empty-handed from the Games as the last time it stood on podium was in 2006 when it won a silver.

Men too return empty-handed

Indian men’s hockey team finished a disappointing fourth at the Commonwealth Games as it struggled to breach a stout England defence to lose the bronze medal match 1-2.

England avenged their 3-4 loss to India in the group stage as Sam Ward (7th minute, 43rd minute) struck twice for the winners while Varun Kumar (27th) was the lone goal scorer for India.

India had won silver medals in the previous two editions, ending runners-up to Australia on both occasion.