India and Spain take a point each after a 1-1 draw. Catch all highlights here.
10.48 (IST): After one draw and two losses in three group games, India have just one point and are languishing at the fifth spot in a group of six teams. Top two teams from both groups will go through to the semis.
10.30 (IST): FULL TIME! India earn their first point but they have to content with just one as they have been held to a 1-1 draw by Spain. Both goals coming in the first half.
10.25 (IST): India earn a penalty corner with just two minutes to go but fail to convert. Now can they hold on and not concede another last-gasp goal?
10.21 (IST): Oh dear! Dharamveer misses a straightforward chance. He was set-up well by Sunil in the circle but he hit it straight to the Spanish goalie Cortes. What a missed chance! 1-1, 64th minute.
10.17 (IST): The game is picking up pace as both teams attack in numbers. 1-1, 60th minute.
10.11 (IST): SAVED! Sreejesh saves Spain's fourth penalty corner. 1-1, 55th minute.
10.09 (IST): India's Penalty corner saved! Rupinder's grounded flick is parried away by Cortes. 53rd min, 1-1
10.02 (IST): Spain waste another penalty corner chances as Sreejesh makes a good, diving save! 1-1, 46th minute.
09.55 (IST): David Alegre collides with Sreejesh and seems to have hurt his hand.1-1, 41st min
09.50 (IST): The second half begins with score at 1-1. Can India get the better of Spain?
09.37 (IST): HALF-TIME: India 1ga Spain 1 with goals from Rupinder Singh (28th minute) and Roc Oliva (35th minute).
09.36 (IST):GOAL! Spain go level as Roc Oliva scores in the final minute of first half! Sreejesh made a wonderful triple save in the lead up to the goal but Oliva's shot found the back of the net.
09.29 (IST): GOAL! India have the lead! Rupinder Singh converts a stroke in the 28th minute after Mandeep was tripped inside the D.
09.25 (IST): Good defending from India. Spain's 2nd penalty corner also averted. 0-0, 24th minute.
09. 24 (IST): Desperate defending from India and a penalty corner to Spain in 23rd minute.
09.21 (IST): No goals yet but Spain dominating the play with 69 % possession. 0-0, 20th min.
09.19 (IST): Spain hit back in counter and outrun the Indian defenders but goalkeeper Sreejesh does well to parry a shot from Salvador.17th min, 0-0.
09.16 (IST): Bit of good skills fromMandeep as he comes close to the Spain goal along the back-line but not good enough to give India the lead.
09.15 (IST):FACTOID: India have faced Spain five times in hockey World Cups, winning 2 and losing 3
09.14 (IST): India slowly but steadily begin to attack but the Spanish defenders stand tall to deny their opponents any in-roads. 0-0, 11th minute.
09.11 (IST): Penalty Corner saved! Indian goalkeeper Sreejesh makes a good save to deny Spain an early lead in the seventh minute!
09.10 (IST): Penalty Corner! Spain awarded an early penalty corner after Gurbaj is found guilty of stick checking.
09.08 (IST): Good, composed start from Spain. India on the backfoot at the moment. 4th minute, 0-0.
09.05 (IST): Early pressure on India as Spain come forward in numbers in the 2nd minute.
09.02 (IST): FACTOID: When India and Spain met in the last World Cup 2010, India 2 Spain 5!
09.00 (IST): The teams have sung their respective national anthem and are ready for the game. India or Spain, who will get their first win of this hockey World Cup 2014 today?
Preview: India and Spain battle it out for their first points
Bogged down by two successive losses, an under-pressure Indian hockey team will be confronted by Spain's livewire strikers when the two teams clash in their preliminary league encounter of the World Cup at the Greenfields Stadium on Thursday.
After conceding match-winners to Belgium and England in the closing stages of successive matches, the Indian defence will need to raise its game several notches against Spain, who won a penalty shootout against India for the fifth position when they last met in the 2013 World League Semifinals.
Back-to-back losses disappointing: Sardar Singh
India captain Sardar Singh hoped his boys would bounce back against Spain Wednesday following back-to-back losses against Belgium and England after conceding last minute goals in the FIH Hockey World Cup.
"The team has put up a very competitive challenge against both the higher ranked teams Belgium and England; it was only towards the end of both the games that we fumbled and gave away the match," said Sardar after a training session here. (Read more)
India's Narrow Losses Upset Coach Terry Walsh
India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh was left dejected after the team again conceded a late goal to go down 1-2 to England for their second consecutive defeat in the FIH Hockey World Cup on Monday.
Though India were the better of the two teams, he said the reality was they are yet to open the account.
"I thought both sets of guys played well. The reality is we have no points from two matches despite playing some really good hockey," said Walsh.