India thrash Austria 7-3 in Olympic Qualifiers

Posted on March 3, 2008. Filed under: hockey, india |

The Indian Hockey Team has beaten Austria 7-3 at Santiago.  Earlier they thrashed Russia 8-0.  Good signs.  It’s the same Indian team which played and won the Asian Games in Chennai.  I had been to the matches then and loved to watch them play.  I know that India is a strong team and want to see them playing at Beijing.  

3 of the 12 teams for the Beijing Olympics are selected through these Olympic qualifier matches.   New Zealand has already qualified in group-1.  India is in group-2 and has  3 matches left against Mexico, Chile and Great Britain.  The third and final qualifier group matches happen in the first week of April.   More on the tournament format here.


# Time Teams Score
Saturday 1 March
1 14:30 GBR Great Britain : MEX Mexico 11:0 (2:0)
2 16:30 IND India : RUS Russia 8:0 (4:0)
3 19:00 CHI Chile : AUT Austria 3:4 (1:2)
Sunday 2 March
4 16:00 GBR Great Britain : RUS Russia 8:0 (4:0)
5 18:00 MEX Mexico : CHI Chile 0:4 (0:1)
6 20:00 AUT Austria : IND India 3:7 (2:2)
Monday 3 March
Rest Day
Tuesday 4 March
7 15:30 MEX Mexico : IND India 1:18 (0:8)
8 17:30 AUT Austria : RUS Russia 5:4 (1:2)
9 19:30 CHI Chile : GBR Great Britain 1:4 (0:0)
Wednesday 5 March
Rest Day
Thursday 6 March
10 14:00 IND India : GBR Great Britain 2:3 (1:1)
11 17:30 AUT Austria : MEX Mexico 3:1 (1:1)
12 19:30 RUS Russia : CHI Chile 2:1 (0:0)
Friday 7 March
Rest Day
Saturday 8 March
13 15:00 GBR Great Britain : AUT Austria
14 17:00 RUS Russia : MEX Mexico
15 19:00 CHI Chile : IND India
Sunday 9 March
16 13:00 5th : 6th
17 15:30 3rd : 4th
18 18:00 1st : 2nd

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5 Responses to “India thrash Austria 7-3 in Olympic Qualifiers”

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i dont follow hockey so much..but am glad that there is a post on hockey and not on cricket

Today India beat Australia in cricket also. It is really a golden period for INDIA…

Though being our national sport, hockey seldom gets the attention that cricket gets and mostly goes unnoticed. Watching Carvalho’s men play and win the Asian games tournament here in Chennai refreshed my interest in the game. I love the energy in the current team. I admire the coach Carvalho in particular. The team has shaped well under him. Hope they make it to the Olympics. As for my sports orientation, I am enthusiastic about both games. There was a time when I used to sit and watch almost anything being telecast on DD Sports :).

India Rocks!!
Indian team won the under 19 cricket world cup too 🙂
India ne Chak diya ..

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