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Poor umpiring cost us the match, says Kaushik

india Updated: Oct 09, 2006 14:25 IST

India's semifinal hopes were dashed after they were held to a 1-1 draw by England in a Pool 'A' match that was marred by two controversially disallowed goals at the women's field hockey World Cup here today.

Schloe Rogers put England ahead in the 47th minute before Surinder Kaur equalised for India with her fourth goal of the tournament by converting a penalty stroke.

That gave the Indian eves their first point after three matches in the tournament, leaving them dependent on several ifs and permutations to make it to the knock-out stage.

Last edition's runner-up Holland led the pool with nine points after a 2-0 win over Spain who were second in the table with six points.

England were placed third with fourth points while Germany, with 3 points from two matches so far, were to play China, who were languishing at the bottom with no points.

India next take on Spain and China in back-to-back matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In today's match, all the talk were about the goals that were not to be.

Asunta Lakra seemed to have put India ahead with her powerful drive with seconds before the end of first period. MORE