Hockey World League: India lose to Spain on penalties, finish sixth

Both sides had their chances to win it in normal time, most notably when Mandeep turned home a cross from Dharamvir Singh. It was initially awarded but the video review showed it hit his foot, ruling out the goal two minutes from the end and leading to penalty shootout.

updated: June 23, 2013 18:36 IST
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Rotterdam: The Indian hockey team finished sixth at the FIH World League after losing a tense play-off match on penalties to higher-ranked Spain, here on Sunday.

Mandeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh were guilty of missing penalty shots in the shootout as India lost 2-4 after the two teams ended 2-2 in the regulation time.

Roc Oliva netted the crucial final penalty after Quico Cortes brilliantly thwarted Mandeep's effort before Akashdeep mishit his charge.

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