India go into the final Pool D match against Wales at the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup having secured their place in the crossovers at the very least but still in the hunt for a direct quarter-final spot.
The hosts began the tournament with a clinical 2-0 win over Spain before playing a thrilling 0-0 draw with England. Ahead of matchday three, England top Pool D ahead of India via goal difference.
As things stand, India need to beat Wales handsomely and hope England do not win against Spain to top Pool D.
Graham Reid’s team will play their final match at 7 pm IST at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar after England have played Spain and will therefore know their task at hand. India are assured a place in the knockouts.
Pool D as it stands
Team Mat W D L GD Pts GS England 2 1 1 0 5 4 5 India…