India played out a goalless draw against England in their second Group D match at the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023. India had defeated Spain in their opening game.
There was hardly anything to separate between the world no.5 India and sixth-ranked England as both the teams failed to break the deadlock after 60 minutes of intense battle.
The draw, however, ensured the top spot for England in Pool D on account of a better goal difference than India.
Both India and England made a winning start to their campaigns. While England thrashed Wales 5-0, India defeated Spain 2-0 in their tournament opener.
India will take on Wales, the lowest-ranked side in the pool, in their final group match on January 19 in Bhubaneswar while England will up against Spain.
In the other match of the pool, Spain defeated Wales 5-1 at the newly-built Birsa Munda Stadium. (With PTI inputs)
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