India is out of the title race. Will now face South Africa on Saturday in the 9th to 12th place classification match
The Indian team lost to New Zealand in the penalty shoot-out in the crossover match played in Bhubaneswar on January 22, which did not make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Many hockey veterans consider Reid responsible for this failure of the team. However, there are many other reasons behind this as well. India had a massive 8-0 win over reigning Asian Games champions Japan in the classification match on Thursday.