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FIH Hockey World League Final 2017: India vs Germany Bronze Medal Playoff, Live Score & Match Updates

India 2-1 Germany. Full Time!
Updated: 10 December 2017 18:51 IST - Published: 10 December 2017 18:50 IST
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That's all from us here, for this match, but do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for more updates from around the world of sports. Ciao!
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Full Time! And with that, we come to the end of the match, as India defeat Germany 2-1, to win the Bronze medal at the FIH Hockey World League Finals. India have rounded off the tournament well, by winning back to back bronze medals. 
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58 - Germany have now pegged India well back into their own half, but Chinglensana plays a long ball out, as Mandeep gives chase. However, its too far.
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57 - Akashdeep launches a counter, passes to Mandeep in the circle, but it is cut out.
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56 - Uthappa goes down injured, as a crowd of players surround him, looking concerned. It seems that the forward has suffered a hamstring injury.
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56 - PC for Germany! Nguyen lines it up and shoots wide. India soon launch a counter through Sunil, but Germany get back on the ball.
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55 - Sumit breaks through, and plays it to Sunil, but the forward fails to run on to it.
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54 - Varun plays a long aerial ball out of defence, but it is too far for any of the Indian defenders to capitalise on it.
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53 - PC for India! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! Harmanpreet Singh puts India in the lead, as he coolly slots it in. However, Germany are looking for a referral. But the ball had gone outside the circle, and the decision is not overturned. Germany lose their referral.
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52- PC for India! Rupinder flicks it this time, but Walter saves it.
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52 - PC for India! Harmanpreet flicks it, but it hits a German foot,a dn India get another PC
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50 - Sumit finds some space in the circle, pushes it forward to make some room to shoot, but the chance is gone by that time.
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48 - India are now back to 11 men on the pitch, but Germany are still dominating possession, here. Akashdeep tries to launch a counter down the left flank, but fails to do so.
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End of Q3! Germany have played brilliantly to draw level in Q1, and we look all set for a thrilling last quarter.
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43 - Manpreet soars up the left flank, and squares it across goal towards Akashdeep, but it is cleared, just inches from the forward's stick.
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42 - Sumit gets a green card for obstruction. India are down to 10 men for 5 minutes.
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40 - An extremely strange PC by India, as Gurjant pushed it wide to Sumit, who pulled the trigger, but it was saved.
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40 - Manpreet fizzes in  a long ball, looking for Gurjant, and India win PC, as Akashdeep catches a German foot. Interestingly, this is their first PC in the match.
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38 - That goal has given Germany a lot of momentum, as they continue their dominance of the possession. India are trying to intervene at the moment, but they are not being able to do much about it.
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35 - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! Mark Appel puts Germany on level terms! Chikte makes a diving save from a low shot, but Appel is there on the spot, to collect the soft rebound and turn it into the net.
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33 - Furks is played through into the circle, as he slaps a shot on the reverse, but Chinglensana gets in a tackle at just the right moment.
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32 - Akashdeep collects the ball in the circle with his back to goal and shoots, but it is saved.
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32 - Welcome back for the second half of India vs Germany. We apologise for the delay in updates. We've been facing some technical difficulties.
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Half Time! With that, we come to the end of the first half, as India go in with a 1-0 lead. However, Germany have dominated proceedings here.
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28 - Its a bit messy in the middle of the park, as both the sides hustle each other. 
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27 - The Pc is flicked wide, and Rupinder immediately tries to launch a counter attack.
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26 - They play a cleverly worked out PC, but Karkera manages to save it. Another PC for Germany
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26 - Having India outnumbered, Germany have laid a siege on the Indian circle. However, the hosts manage to hold on, as Germany get a PC
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24 - Gurjant enters the circle, passes to Sunil, who tried to place it past an onrushing keeper, but it was saved.
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22 - Germany have upped their game after that goal, but India have recoiled into defence since then. The swift counter-attacks seem to be their motto right now.
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20 - GGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!! Sunil puts India in the lead! Harmanpreet played a lovely pass to Akashdeep, who slapped it on the reverse, but it was saved. However, Sunil was there to turn the rebound in.
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19 - PC for Germany! Suraj makes yet another save, as Sunil immediately mounts on the counter. He soared up the pitch and unleashed a shot but it was saved!
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16 - And we're off in the Q2, as Germany continue to dominate possession.
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End of Q1! and with that, we come to the end of the first quarter. Germany were dominant there, but India have also had their chances.
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12 - Manpreet drills it in, and it is parried away. Akashdeep tries to get on the rebound, but the ball is snatched off him.
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10 - Rupiner snatches the ball from Fuchs, and launches a high aerial ball upfield, but all the Indian forwards back in their own half, and there's nobody there to capitalise on the space.
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8 - Lalit enters the circle and tries to catch a foot, but he is ably tackled.
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6 - Mandeep makes his way into the circle, and immediately goes looking for a PC, as he asks for a review. But the back-stick was outside the circle, and India get only a freehit.
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5 - Fuchs makes yet another inroad for Germany, as he enters the area from the left flank, but he chance is thwarted.
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3 - Sunil and Mandeep play a lovely give and go, as the former enters the circle. However, the chance is soon cleared.
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2 - Germany are playing on the counter here, and are finding the spaces behind the Indian defence.
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1- And we're off in the first quarter, as India look to get on the attack from the start itself, against a depleted German side.
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Hello, and welcome to the Bronze Medal Match of the FIH Hockey World League, between India and Germany. The national anthems are over, and we are ready to go...
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The Indian men's hockey team will look to repeat their feat from two years ago as they take on Germany in the bronze-medal playoff at the Hockey World League Final 2017.  The Men in Blue faced off against the Germans in the group stage as well, where they suffered a 2-0 loss. 

It has been a see-saw of a campaign for the Indians so far, who have played five but won just one game. Their opening game saw them play out a thrilling 1-1 draw against the mighty Aussies but in their next matches, they slumped to defeats against England and Germany. 

However, in the quarterfinal, they raised their game in fine fashion and put Olympic silver medalists Belgium to the sword in an exciting battle, which saw the Indians take the win in a penalty shootout. 

In their semifinal clash, they were then up against the Olympic champions Argentina in a match that was played in extremely difficult conditions, with many parts of the pitch waterlogged. The Indians gave it their all but it was not enough as the Argentine side recorded a narrow 1-0 win. 

India will be up against the Germans once again, to determine which sides will finish third and fourth. The match starts at 5.15 PM IST! Stay tuned to this space for the latest updates from the game.