Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 30 - 11, 2012

GER V IND ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

5 - 2

Match Review GER - IND 5-2


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GER 7 23 FUCHS Florian FG 1 - 0
IND 13 12 VOKKALIGA Raghunath PC 1 - 1
GER 16 23 FUCHS Florian FG 2 - 1
GER 24 18 KORN Oliver FG 3 - 1
GER 34 8 WESLEY Christopher FG 4 - 1
GER 36 23 FUCHS Florian FG 5 - 1
IND 62 14 KHANDKER Tushar FG 5 - 2


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
GER 62 7 DEECKE Oskar G
GER 62 7 DEECKE Oskar G


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 KIM Hong Lae
Umpire 2 SIMMONDS Gary
Reserve Umpire GROCHAL Marcin
Judge 1 BUDEISKY Alberto
Judge 2 AGUILERA Antonio
Technical Officer McCRACKEN Jason

Germany overwhelmed India to cruise to a comfortable 5-2 win.

They were immediately threatening and PR Sreejesh, in the Indian goal today, was called into action in the opening minute. Both teams seemed inspired and willing to play attacking hockey, and India had a good chance when SV Sunil ran the whole length of the pitch and delivered a perfect cross that just eluded Shivendra Singh in front of the German goal.

Florian Fuchs drew first blood in the 8th minute when he pounced on a loose ball in the circle, turn swiftly and beat PR Sreejesh from close range. Sandeep Singh had a chance on penalty-corner soon after but his low flick was well handled by Max Weinhold in the German goal. Germany managed to keep the fast Indian attackers at bay until the 13th minute, when a penalty-corner taken by VR Raghunath cleanly beat Weinhold. The German response was immediate and they re-established their lead, once again by Florian Fuchs, coolly batting in goal a high rebound from the Indian goalkeeper.

Germany took control of play, circulating the ball around the Indians in midfield, and PR Sreejesh needed to stand tall, but he could not prevent a third goal by Oliver Korn, lodging the ball in the roof of the net from a narrow angle. The Indians seemed deflated by this additional goal, as well as overwhelmed by the constant pressure applied by Germany on their midfield, and Germany scored a fourth goal before half-time by Christopher Wesley, putting the fate of the match somewhat out of doubt.

Florian Fuchs completed his hat-trick in the first minute of second period and things were starting to look seriously bleak for India. They had a chance on penalty-corner but Max Weinhold once again read well the flick by Sandeep Singh, not looking at his best since the beginning of the competition. India had a good reaction mid-way through the period but could not increase their tally, even on another penalty-corner, weakly executed.

India scored a second goal by Tushar Khandker and seemed to wake up in the final minutes, but it was too little too late and Germany controlled the end of the match, cruising to a comfortable win (5-2), their third win in so many matches, to join The Netherlands at the top of Pool B, leaving India still pointless in the competition.

(Yan Huckendubler)

  • Match 15
  • Date Fri, 3 Aug 2012
  • Time 13:45
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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