Asian Games 2014: Indian Women Lose to China in Hockey

Indian women played spirited hockey but could not stop defending champions China from sealing the match 2-1.

updated: September 24, 2014 19:06 IST
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India's Chanchan takes control of the ball during their pool match against China at women's hockey of 17th Asian Games in Incheon.


Incheon: The Indian women's hockey team went down fighting to defending champions China 1-2 in their second group match of the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here on Wednesday. (Complete coverage of Asian Games)

After starting their campaign with a 3-0 victory over Thailand, India failed to replicate the result and ended as the losing side when China's Liang Meiyu and Zhao Yudiao scored a goal each. Jaspreet Kaur scored the lone goal for India.

Both teams played attacking hockey from the first minute and tried to create maximum chances. But it were China who opened the account in the second quarter when the game was in the 19th minute. Liang converted a penalty corner to help China take the lead in the match.

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