India vs Australia Hockey: After the Indian women’s hockey team’s controversial semi-final loss to Australia at the Commonwealth Games, national team coach Yanek Schopman said that her players lost their momentum due to a clock error and this left her very disappointed and angry. Australia controversially beat India 3-0 in a penalty shootout. He will take on England in the gold medal match.
India showed a wonderful game throughout the match, but India missed out on important occasions. Australia’s Rosie Malone, who missed her first attempt during the penalty shootout, was given another chance as the eight-second countdown had not started on the scoreboard. Malone did not go on getting the second chance and he gave his team the lead. Indian fans were furious with England’s technical officer B Morgan’s decision.
“Such decisions (the one at the start of the shootout) are tough to take but it’s part of sport and you have to accept it
—(@Send4Singh) August 5, 2022
Indian team losing its rhythm
Each player gets eight seconds to net the ball in the shootout. After Malone got a second chance, the Indian team lost momentum and failed to score in its first three attempts. Australia, on the other hand, grabbed all their chances. Schopman said after the match, ‘With this we lost a little bit of momentum. Everyone was disappointed with this decision.
Hockey coach gave this statement
She said, ‘I am not using it as an excuse, but when you defend in a shootout, it boosts your morale. Our player was really disappointed with this decision. Referring to the incident, he said, ‘The officer had raised his hand but in reality I did not know. Both the umpires A Church and H Harrison of England were not even aware. So I was disappointed because the umpire said that this shot has to be taken again.
tried to keep calm
Schopman said, ‘I tried to keep the players calm. It was a level match but after this incident his concentration got disturbed a bit. Both the teams were tied 1-1 till regular time after which penalty shootout was resorted to.
fate did not favor
He said, ‘Luck did not support us in the shootout. We had saved the first goal but we were told that the clock had not started yet. Savita said, ‘It definitely affected the mood of the players but we were told by our coach that it is all part of the game and we should try to come back.’ India will face New Zealand in a bronze medal match on Sunday