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India A men's team qualifies for next round of AHL

04 Oct 2017, 14:18 IST
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Perth, Oct 4 (PTI) India 'A' has qualified for the next round of the 2017 men's Australian Hockey League (AHL) after finishing second in Pool B.

The top two teams from Pool A and Pool B have qualified for the second stage of the tournament. The four teams now will be placed in Pool C, and they will play two matches against sides who have qualified from the other pool.

The top two teams from Pool C will then face off in the final match and the remaining two sides will play for 3rd-4th place classification match.

New South Wales and India have qualified as top two teams from Pool B and will be up against Pool A's top two sides, Victoria and Queensland.

In Pool B, India finished the first round with a tally of seven points from four matches with two wins, one draw and one loss.

India started their AHL campaign on a high with a 4-1 win over Western Australia but lost to New South Wales 0-1 in the second match.

The third match saw India playing out a 1-1 draw against Northern Territory before coming back to win the fourth match 2-0 against Australian Capital Territory.

Whereas, New South Wales finished the first round with 12 points and are the only team in the tournament with a 100 per cent win record.

In Pool A, Victoria finished as the top placed team accumulating 10 points from four matches whereas Queensland finished second with nine points.

India A will now face Victoria tomorrow followed by match against Queensland on Friday

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