FOLLOWING THE FINAL MATCH at the recently-concluded 2017 Coal India Hockey India League, Kalinga Lancers skipper Moritz Fuerste backed India to be top three in the world in the next ten years.
After missing out on the title last year, the Kalinga Lancers' skipper is very happy with the way his team performed in the finals against Dabang Mumbai on Sunday.
Moritz Fuerste (30' and 59') and Glenn Turner (18') star in Kalinga Lancers incredible 4-1 victory against Dabang Mumbai. Uttar Pradesh Wizards beat Delhi Waveriders 5-4 in closely fought match to finish third in the Coal India Hockey India League 2017.
Goalkeeper Andrew Charter was incredible at the post to win the shootout for Kalinga Lancers. Aran Zalewski and Lalit Upadhyay scored twice in the penalty shootout to fetch Kalinga Lancers their second successive appearance in the final of the Coal India Hockey India League.
Kalinga Lancers will take on Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the first Semi Final, table toppers Dabang Mumbai will battle it out against Delhi Waveriders in the second Semi Final of the Coal India Hockey India League 2017
Manpreet Singh struck twice to help his team earn a victory as they valiantly fought to closely miss out on a semi-final berth.
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Jaypee Punjab Warriors beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards to win five points but fail to climb up the pool table to qualify for semifinals.
Delhi Waveriders home team Jaypee Punjab Warriors 6-1 and claim their first away win that lifted them to the third spot on the points table. Justin Reid-Ross becomes milestone man by scoring the 150th goal in the Coal India Hockey India League 5th edition.
Uttar Pradesh Wizards kept their hopes of a Semi Final spot alive after goals by Seve van Ass (37') and Akashdeep Singh (60') ensured a 4-0 victory over Ranchi Rays.