Hockey World Cup LIVE: Malaysia lock horns with Spain at 5 PM, India face Kiwis in DO-OR-DIE match at 7 PM, Follow India vs NewZealand Hockey Live Updates

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Hockey World Cup LIVE Score – India vs NewZealand Hockey Live Score, Malaysia vs Spain LIVE: The Crossovers start with Malaysia vs Spain at 5 PM. After failing to get the direct quarterfinal spot, India Hockey Team faces NewZealand in Crossover. It is a knockout match and hence, Harmanpreet Singh & Co are in a do-or-die situation. A below-par show against debutants Wales denied them a direct quarterfinal berth. Now, India must address their attacking woes against a tricky Kiwi side for a last-eight spot on Sunday. However, they will be without Hardik Singh who has been ruled out of the tournament. Watch Hockey WC LIVE Streaming on Disney+Hotstar & Follow FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 Crossover LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

  • Today in Hockey WC:
  • Malaysia vs Spain at 5 PM
  • India vs NewZealand at 7 PM
  • India are in Crossovers and are at crossroads.
  • India must beat NewZealand but India they have failed to dish out a balanced performance.
  • Defence has at times compensated for poor attacking while attacking has amended mistakes of poor defence.
  • NZ come into the game after losing to both Malaysia and Netherlands.
  • India will still be happy with an unbeaten run.
  • The match starts at 7 PM at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium.
  • IND NZ Hockey LIVE Streaming will be on Disney+Hotstar & FanCode app.

India vs NewZealand Hockey Live Score: India face NewZealand in DO-OR-DIE match sans Hardik Singh at 7 PM, Follow FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 Crossover LIVE Updates

Hockey World CUP: Big SETBACK for Indian Hockey team before ‘Make or Break’ game vs NewZealand, Hardik Singh OUT of WORLD CUP

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India needed to beat Wales — eight places below them in world rankings — by eight goals to top Pool D and seal the direct quarterfinals slot. But the home side could only notch up a 4-2 win on Thursday. One reason was poor finishing while the other one was poor defence in the third quarter.

India are now up against New Zealand in the must-win crossover match. The Black Sticks finished third in Pool C with a win and two losses. Currently ranked 12th in the world as against India’s sixth position, NewZealand who have never reached the semifinals have also not done anything extraordinary. The home side definitely would start as favourites in front of an expected jampacked Kalinga Stadium.

However, injury to key midfielder Hardik Singh is a big blow to India. He has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with a hamstring injury.

India vs NewZealand Hockey Live Score: India face NewZealand in DO-OR-DIE match sans Hardik Singh at 7 PM, Follow FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 Crossover LIVE Updates

Hardik’s absence will be a big setback for India as they have been struggling in the attacking department. As India are expected to run into defending champions Belgium in the quarterfinals if they beat NZ, it is going to be even more difficult.

India failed to get their strategy right against Wales, who defended in numbers inside their own circle. The Indian defence, which had a clean sheet till then, conceded two goals against Wales, who are ranked 14th in the world.

India vs NewZealand Hockey Head-to-Head: India have held an upper hand over Kiwis in hockey. In 44 meetings, India have won 24 while Kiwis have won 15. The other 5 have ended in draws. But India have not lost to Kiwis in their last four meetings. The last time India met NZ, India pumped in 7 goals to four.

Match: India vs NewZealand Hockey WC Crossover

  • Date: January 22, Sunday
  • Time: 7 PM
  • Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
  • Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network
  • Live Streaming: Disney+Hotstar, FanCode

India Squad: Harmanpreet Singh (captain), Abhishek, Surender Kumar, Manpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Krishan Pathak, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, PR Sreejesh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, Akashdeep Singh, Amit Rohidas, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sukhjeet Singh.

NewZealand Squad: Nic Woods (captain), Dom Dixon, Dane Lett, Simon Child, Nick Ross, Sam Hiha, Kim Kingston, Jake Smith, Sam Lane, Simon Yorston, Aidan Sarikaya, Joe Morrison, Leon Hayward, Kane Russell, Blair Tarrant, Sean Findlay, Hayden Phillips, Charlie Morrison.

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