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India beat Germany: Junior hockey

August 21, 2003 19:22 IST
Last Updated: August 21, 2003 19:26 IST


Though the seniors are struggling to make an impact in the Champions Trophy, the junior hockey team continued its winning run in the six-nation  Junior Challenger hockey tournament in Gniezno, Poland, thrashing Germany 3-0 on Wednesday.

India, who whipped France 10-0 in their opening encounter, settled the issue in the first-half itself, scoring all the three goals before the break.

Sandeep Singh put India ahead in the 10th minute with a superb drag flick off a penalty-corner and skipper Prabodh Tirkey made it 2-0 in the very next minute.

Then, four minutes before the break, Girish Pimpale sounded the board from another penalty-corner to give India a commanding 3-0 lead, a statement from the Indian Hockey Federation said.

India take on Malaysia in their next match before meeting hosts Poland. They will clash with arch-rivals Pakistan on the concluding day of the touranament on Sunday.

In the other matches yesterday, Malaysia beat France 3-0 while Pakistan beat Poland 6-3.

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