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India reach semi-finals of Hockey Junior World Cup

16 Dec 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
2016 Hockey Junior World Cup: Quarter-final Updates!

Indian defeated Spain 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the 2016 Hockey Junior World Cup to enter the final four.

Trailing 0-1 after the first half, two penalty corner conversions from Simranjeet Singh in 57th minute and Harmanpreet Singh in 66th minute helped the hosts register a win.

India will face Australia in the semi finals match today.

In context: 2016 Hockey Junior World Cup: Quarter-final Updates!

Belgium vs ArgentinaBelgium edge out Argentina in penalty shoot-outs

Belgium eked out a 4-1 win over Argentina in the penalty shoot outs after both the teams were tied 1-1 at the end of the regulation time.

Nicolas Poncelet, Arthur de Sloover, Victor Wegnez and Henri Raes scored a penalty each for the European team.

Earlier, Maico Casella gave Argentina a lead in 44th minute before Victor Wegnez equalized the scores in 69th minute.

Germany win easy against England; to face Belgium in semis

Defending champions Germany registered a relatively easy win against England in the quarter-finals. They won 4-2 to seal their place in final four to face Belgium.
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Australia fight to win against Netherlands; reach semis

Australia vs NetherlandsAustralia fight to win against Netherlands; reach semis

Australia fought to register a 2-1 win against Netherlands and sealed their place in the semi-finals.

After taking a 1-0 lead for Australia with a 18th minute goal from Kiran Arunasalam, Netherlands' Jip Janssen scored the equalizer in the 47th minute with a penalty corner.

The winning goal for Australia came in the 58th minute by Jack Welch.

16 Dec 2016India reach semi-finals of Hockey Junior World Cup

India in the semis after 11 years

The junior Indian team has reached semi-finals of the Hockey Junior World after 11 years. It was in 2005 when India had reached the final four. They had finished fourth in the tournament.