India beat Russia 8-0 in Olympic qualifiers

March 2nd, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin  

Santiago (Chile) March 2 (IANS) The Indian hockey team needing to win the second Olympic Qualifiers to keep their streak of having played in every Olympic Games since 1928 intact, have started with a comprehensive 8-0 win over Russia in their opening match. However India’s main rivals in the tournament, Great Britain were even more convincing notching up a dozen in their 12-0 win over Mexico.

In the third match of the day Saturday, the most closely fought one, Austria stunned hosts Chile 4-3.

Great Britain - Mexico 11- 0 (HT: 2-0)
Scores: 13 mn Simon Mantell (13th, 51st); Richard Mantell (23rd); Stephen Dick (47th); Richard Alexander (50th); Barry Middleton (54th); Matt Daly (57th); Rob Moore (61st); Ashley Jackson (63rd); Matt Daly (68th); James Tindall (70th)

India - Russia 8-0 (HT: 4-0)
Scorers: Dilip Tirkey (14th); Prabhjot Singh (19th, 29th, 65th); Shivendra Singh (30th); Tushar Khandekar (36th); Sardar Singh (45th); V.R. Raghunath (54th);

Chile - Austria 3:4 (1:2)
Chile: Felipe Montegu (1st, 46th and 64th)

Austria: Georg Jelinek (20th); Tobias H

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