Champions Trophy Hockey: Another shootout heartbreak for India

India missed out on a Champions Trophy for the second time in a row to Australia on shootouts.

As it happened:

- Australia scores and wins the match and takes the Champions Trophy. It is a shootout heartbreak for India yet again.

-  Manpreet scores for India.

- Sreejesh saves.

- India waste another opportunity.

- Australia miss.

-  India scores but the hooter goes off disallowing the goal.

- Australia scores!

- Sardar misses.

- Australia scores!

-  Full-time: India 1-1 Australia. The deadlock remains and the match will be decided on shootouts.

-  A spectacular move from SV Sunil has Australia defence scrambling but India misses a chance to find the net.

- India has been good with tackling and interceptions, but also has let few passes go astray.

-  Final quarter underway.

-  Q3 comes to an end as India equalises. The final quarter will decide the outcome of the match.

-  Vivek equalises for India! India 1-1 Australia.

-  13 circle entries for both teams so far.

-  India goes for another referral and loses it.

-  India narrowly miss a chance to equalise as Mandeep's shot ricochets off the goal post.

-  India goes for a referral asking for a penalty corner and win it.


-  Second half starts with Australia leading the game by 1-0

Half-time Australia 1-0 India. India has dominated possession and shots on the goal, but were unable to find a way to break the Australian defence.

-  India goes in hunt of an equaliser with half-time approaching

-  Australia score off its first penalty corner through Blake Govers.

-  Australia wins its first penalty corner of the match.

-  India has 14 shots on the goal compared to Australia's 9.

-  India wins its first corner of Q2 and third corner of the match.

-  Q2 starts with India taking the initiative to attack.


-  India has give a good account of itself in Q1, pinning Australia in its own half for most parts. Scores remain 0-0.

-  India piling on the pressure now, as it wins another penalty corner.

-  India get a for a penalty corner after a referral.

-  India soaking early pressure from Australia.

-  Match starts in Breda, Netherlands!


- On its way to the final, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 in the opening match and stunned Olympic champions Argentina 2-1 before slumping to a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Australia. But managed to hold Belgium to a 1-1 draw before playing out the draw against Netherlands.


- India qualified for the second consecutive final with a 1-1 draw against host Netherlands, finishing second in the round robin phase behind Australia.