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Olympic Hockey Qualifiers
Images of the concluding matches in the men's hockey qualifying tournament.
Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images
March 15, 2004

Holland win Olympic qualifiers
Ronald Brouwer's golden goal came in the very first minute of the extra time after both the teams were locked 1-1 at the regulation time.

Pakistan beat India; win bronze
India settled for fourth place after they went down 2-4 to Pakistan.

South Africa qualify for Olympics
Trailing 1-2 with five seconds left, they beat Belgium 6-5 via the tie-breaker to snatch seventh place.
- Poland finish 9th, Canada 11th
March 11, 2004
315-811600 ISTGBR vs BEL2-1
329-1221700 ISTPOL vs CAN2-1
335-811830 ISTNZL vs RSA3-2
349-1221930 ISTMAL vs JPN3-2
351-412100 ISTNED vs IND4-2
361-412330 ISTPAK vs ESP2-3
March 12, 2004
3711th11630 ISTCAN vs JPN3-2
389th11900 ISTPOL vs MAS4-2
395th12130 ISTGBR vs NZL3-2
March 13, 2004
407th11630 ISTBEL vs RSA5-6
413rd11900 ISTIND vs PAK2-4
421st12130 ISTNED vs ESP2-1
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'We'll make it to Athens'
- Indian hockey Chief Coach Rajinder Singh

'We all will miss Dhanraj'
- India hockey captain Dilip Tirkey

India go down fighting to Holland
In the other semi-final, Spain beat Pakistan.

India down Canada, qualify for Olympics
Deepak Thakur scored thrice in a 6-4 victory, which gave India a berth in the semi-finals of the qualifying tournament.

Belgium keep Athens hopes alive
Belgium and Great Britain beat Malaysia and South Africa respectively to improve their chances of finishing among the top seven teams.

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  League Standings
Pool A
Great Britain520397+26
South Africa52031014-46
Pool B
New Zealand5212810-27

The Netherlands, who came through the Barcelona qualifier in 1995 for the Atlanta Olympics, went on to win the Olympic gold at Atlanta in 1996.

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