THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS), June 3 (PTI): India crashed to their second defeat in the men�s hockey World Cup by conceding a late goal yet again to go down 1-2 against England at the Kyocera Stadium here yesterday.
England prevailed through a 69th-minute penalty corner rebound conversion by Simon Mantell. India had an equal run of play against England, and even saw a penalty stroke being cancelled, paving the way for England�s victory.
Ashley Jackson�s penalty corner shot was blocked by goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, but Mantell capitalised on the rebound by sending a diagonal reverse shot into the net to leave the Indian players crestfallen in the dying moments of the game.
India had lost their opening game against Belgium 2-3 after conceding a goal with seconds left to the final hooter.