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India lose to Great Britain in hockey's Olympic test event
London, May 04, 2012
First Published: 11:04 IST(4/5/2012)
Last Updated: 11:07 IST(4/5/2012)

The Indian men's hockey team suffered a second straight defeat, losing 2-4 to hosts Great Britain in the test event for the London Olympic Qualifiers here.

India conceded two goals in the first 11 minutes with British striker Rob Moore and Simon Mantell doing the early damage yesterday.

VR Raghunath brought back into the game by converting a penalty corner but Ashley Jackson scored twice in three minutes to give the hosts the decisive edge.

Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh also scored but the Indians were thoroughly outplayed by the Brits, who recorded their first win of the tournament, in the final analysis.

India had earlier lost 0-3 to world champions Australia in their tournament opener yesterday.

India will next Germany in their last league encounter on Saturday.

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