Madrid, December 16 (EFE).- The Spanish team won the bronze medal on Saturday in the Junior Men’s Field Hockey World Cup taking place in Malaysia by defeating India 3-1.
Spain equal third place from 2005, its best result so far in this competition.
The match was delayed due to rain. After ending the first quarter goalless, with two corner penalties wasted by the Indians, the team led by Uri Torras, who lost to France in the semi-finals, took the lead in the 25th minute with a goal from Nicolás Álvarez. They had just missed three corners and the goal justified their superiority.
But just three minutes later, Sunil Jojo equalized from a penalty corner.
In the third quarter, Spain took the lead again thanks to Pau Petchamé (m.40), who had already warned. A minimal advantage that they faced in the last half, but which Nicolás Álvarez quickly extended with another goal (m.51), a 3-1, which must also be attributed to the long career of Pol Cabré to give him the pass.
India, separated by Germany from the fight for the gold, were able to get closer, but Spain did not allow themselves any joy in defense and left the tournament with the podium. EFE