India draw with Spain at World Cup

THE HAGUE: India earned their first point of the hockey World Cup when they drew their third Group A match against Spain 1-1 at the GreenFields Stadium on Thursday.

After losing their opening two matches in the last couple of minutes against Belgium and England, World No.8 India could only manage a draw in their third game.

India broke the deadlock in the 28th minute when Rupinder Pal Singh scored off a penalty stroke to put his team in front.

When it looked like India would head into the break with the lead, Spaniard Roc Oliva equalised through a field goal in the 34th minute.

Both teams had many attempts of scoring in the second half but failed to convert the chances to keep the same score till the hooter.

While India are in fifth position in the six-team group with one point from three games, Spain have two points from three matches and are fourth.