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NEW DELHI: In a sensational match, 10th ranked India beat Olympic champion Germany 5-4 in the Hero World League Finals here on Friday thanks to Mandeep Singh’s hat-trick.
Mandeep’s three goals in the 18th, 41st, 53rd minutes of the match and two penalty conversions by Rupinderpal Singh put India past the hockey powerhouse. Earlier, in a pool match India and Germany ended 3-3 draw.
This is the first time India has beaten Germany since their victory in the Champions Trophy in Lahore in 2004.
India now take on Belgium for the fifth-sixth place in the eight-nation hockey tourney on Saturday.