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India vs Canada, Hockey World League Semi-Final, highlights: IND 2-3 CAN

India lost 3-2 to Canada for the fifth-sixth place playoff in the Hockey World League Semi-Finals in London on Sunday. Gordon Johnston gave Canada an early lead before a Harmanpreet Singh double put India ahead. Pereira then equalised for Canada before Johnston scored his second of the game to give Canada the lead. Catch highlights of India vs Canada here.

other sports Updated: Jun 25, 2017 18:00 IST
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Gordon Johnston (L)  scored twice in Canada’s 3-2 win against India. Catch highlights of India vs Canada here.
Gordon Johnston (L) scored twice in Canada’s 3-2 win against India. Catch highlights of India vs Canada here. (NurPhoto via Getty Images)

India lost 3-2 to Canada in the fifth-sixth place playoff in the Hockey World League Semi-Finals. Canada led through a Grant Johnston penalty corner but Harmanpreet scored twice to give India the lead. Pereira then equalised for Canada before Johnston gave them the lead. Get highlights of India vs Canada here.

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17:49 hrs IST: And that’s it. Canada have beaten India 3-2 to finish 5th in the tournament.

17:39 hrs IST: India are searching for a goal but Canada are holding firm so far. 7 minutes of the game left.

17:31 hrs IST: Q4 is now underway.

17:29 hrs IST: And at the end of Q3 it is Canada who have taken the lead. Can India rebound in the last quarter?

17:26 hrs IST: GOAL! Canada are ahead and it’s Johnston again.

17:21 hrs IST: GOAL! Canada are level through Pereira’s close range effort.

17:08 hrs IST: And Q3 is now underway. Both teams will be looking for goals; India to extend their lead and Canada to get back in the game.

16:59 hrs IST: At half time it is India who are leading 2-1.

16:51 hrs IST: Now Canada’s Hildreth gets a green card.

16:48 hrs IST: GOAL! India are now ahead from yet another penalty corner and once again it’s Harmapreet with the goal.

16:39 hrs IST: Q2 is now underway. Both sides will be looking to go into half-time with the lead.

16:37 hrs IST: At the end of Q1 the score is 1-1.

16:29 hrs IST: The scoreline is reflective of how the teams are playing. Both are equally matched so far.

16:24 hrs IST: GOAL! India are level through a penalty corner. Harmanpreet converts his fifth goal of the tournament.

16:18 hrs IST: GOAL! Canada take the lead from a penalty corner. Johnston the scorer.

16:15 hrs IST: Q1 is now underway.

16:11 hrs IST: And it’s national anthem time!

16:00 hrs IST: Live action in 15 minutes.

15:46 hrs IST: Malaysia’s dream run hit a roadblock and hosts England suffered heartbreak as Argentina have set up the grand finale with The Netherlands. All four teams have qualified for 2018 World Cup in India.

15:32 hrs IST: So Pakistan, after suffering a thrashing loss against India, have finished 7th with a 3-1 win vs China.

15:30 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the HWL 2017 classification playoff game between India - Canada.

India kept their hopes alive for a fifth place finish after thrashing Pakistan 6-1 in a classification match on Saturday. Ramandeep Singh, Talwinder Singh, Harmapreet Singh and Mandeep Singh were the scorers. India have won four matches in the tournament so far.

Canada, on the other hand, annihilated China 7-3 and will look to continue their good form against India.

India blanked Canada 3-0 earlier in the tournament.