• India rode on Sandeep Singh’s brilliance to virtually seal its place in the final of the men’s hockey Olympic Qualifying tournament after defeating Canada 3-2 at the Major Dhyanchand Stadium in New Delhi on Feb 22. 
  • Sandeep converted two penalty corners to not only see India through in the pulsating encounter, but also increase his goal-tally to nine in the tournament. With four wins out of four matches, India more or less are through to the summit clash of the tournament. 
  • In another match Poland defeated Singapore 11-3 while France beat Italy 3-0. In Women's section South Africa beat India 5-2.