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Khelo: Odisha, UP, Haryana, Punjab in semies in U-17 Men's

130   //    10 Jan 2019, 19:41 IST


Mumbai, Jan 10 (PTI) Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab registered victories in their last Pool matches to secure spots in semi-finals of Under-17 Men's hockey competition at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 Thursday.

Punjab and UP also won matches in the Under-21 Men's category.

In the Under-17 Men's category, Uttar Pradesh made it to the semi-final defeating hosts Maharashtra 5-3 in their last Pool A match, a media release from Hockey India said.

Odisha booked a semi-final spot by defeating Delhi 3-1 to make it three wins out of three.

In Pool B, it was Punjab who won their second match of the competition to take their tally to six points as they beat Jharkhand 9-4.

In the last Pool B match, Haryana showed their quality as they defeated Chandigarh 4-0 to take their tally to nine points from three matches and secure a semi-final berth.

In the Under-21 Men's category, Punjab became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals as they defeated Delhi 4-1 in their last Pool A match to make it three wins out of three matches.

In the other Pool A match, it was Uttar Pradesh who secured path through to the semi-finals as they defeated Chandigarh 2-0.

The semi-final matches of Under-17 Men's category will take place Saturday (January 12) while for the Under-21 Men's category, the semi-finals will be held on January 13 after the completion of the Pool B matches on Friday