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India finished top of Pool A despite going down 3-2 in their final pool game to Olympic champions Germany at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne on Tuesday.

World number 11 India will now face win-less Belgium, who finished fourth in Pool B, in a quarter-final on Thursday. The Netherlands, ranked three in the world, topped Pool B after defeating Belgium 5-4 and will face New Zealand in their quarter-final. Elsewhere, England blew their chance to finish on top of Pool A after drawing 1-1 against New Zealand and will now face Australia in the quarter-finals after the Kookaburras beat Pakistan 1-0 in the evening game. Germany complete the quarter-final lineup with a match against Pakistan. - Photos by AFP

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Dec 05, 2012 07:06am
Dec 04, 2012 11:26pm
It is very biased reporting. You are trying to give impression that India finishes top on pool despite loosing (Implying they shouldn't) while Australia overcomes Pakistan (implying Pakistan deserved to win). India played brilliant hockey in their match and missed chances to score after relentlessly attacking, while Pakistan's attacks were not that close. They were just holding up Aussies.