CWG 2022: During the women’s hockey semi-finals in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, something happened which has dealt a big blow to India. Actually, on Friday, the Indian women’s hockey team had to face defeat against Australia. After going 1-0 down for the first three quarters, the Indian team bounced back in the fourth quarter and Vandana Kataria scored 1-1 in the 49th minute. The Indian team performed brilliantly in front of a strong team like Australia.
Indian team had to face dishonesty
The match progressed to a penalty shootout after the score was tied at 1-1 till full time. The Indian team faced a foul in the shootout. This has dealt a big blow not only to the women’s hockey team but to the gold medal hopes of the whole of India. Actually, the match reached the shootout after the result was not declared till full time. There Indian captain and goalkeeper Kavita Poonia saved the first shoot but, the timer itself was not started. Taking advantage of this opportunity, Australia scored a goal in the next shoot. After this, Australia scored 3 consecutive goals in the shootout, while the Indian team could not even score a goal. There is a lot of outrage among Indian fans after seeing this. Fans are accusing the International Hockey Federation (FIH/FIH) of dishonesty. In the midst of the controversy in the match, the Indian coach was also crowded with the referee.
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International Hockey Federation apologizes to Indian team
The International Hockey Federation has apologized to the Indian team on the controversy related to this timer. Not only this, he will review the entire incident. Australia’s Rosie Malone, who missed her first attempt during the penalty shootout, was given a second chance as the timer had not been triggered then. In the second occasion, he scored a goal which was no less than a big setback for the Indian team.
During the match, the spectators also protested the decision of the technical officials. Seeing this growing controversy, the International Hockey Federation has apologized to the Indian team. “The shootout accidentally started too early (the timer was not ready to operate at the time) during the semi-final match between the Australia and India women’s teams at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games for which we apologize,” the FIH said in a statement. ask. ,
The statement further said, “In such a situation, there is a process to take a penalty shootout again and it has been done. The FIH will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident so that such issues can be avoided in future.”
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