Since only the top eight teams will rub shoulders at the HWL Final Round, the top four teams from London and Johannesburg will advance, but if the host India fail to qualify on merit, only seven top teams from both HWL Semifinal rounds will advance based on the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) current rankings.
Going by form and ranking, world no. 6 India start overwhelming favourites against the 14th-placed Malaysians. Razie Rahim, who opened Malaysia's scoring in the 19th minute, told HT: "It is a dream come true".
Barring Ramandeep and Akshdeep, no other striker could excel and the duo would look for more support from the likes of Mandeep Singh, Talwinder Singh and SV Sunil.
Meanwhile, in other quarterfinals of the day, reigning Olympic champions Argentina will play Pakistan, the Netherlands will take on China and hosts England will square off against Canada.
Head coach Stephen Van Huizen, who was pleased to have achieved the first objective of the tournament, which is to advance to the quarterfinals, said his side will take a different approach when facing world number six, India Thursday, in the knockout phase.
In the women's event, being staged in Brussels, Spain bounced back from their defeat to New Zealand yesterday by beating Malaysia 3-1 in Pool B.
Mirco Pruijser chipped in with two goals, while Robbert Kemperman, Jonas de Geus, Billy Bakker, Bjorn Kellerman and Tristan Algera all got on the scoresheet in a rampant display from the Dutch team.
Contrary to the drab first quarter, the next one produced plenty of action the scoring zone at both ends.
Down by a goal, the Indians went all out attacking in the last 10 minutes and had three clear chances to score. Tengku Tajuddin doubled Malaysia's lead in the 20th minute but India scored twice in a space of three minutes as the teams went into half-time 2-2.
Malaysia continued their attacking game and got a great opportunity to break the deadlock in the 17h minute when a scoop from the deep found Nabil Noor alone inside the Indian circle but alert goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya came off his line to deny Noor.
Team Germany after the defeat in the semifinals of Euro-2016 does not lose for 11 meetings in common with July 7, 2016. A 2-0 win for Germany in 1962 was followed by a 1-0 triumph in 1974 and a resounding 4-1 triumph in 1982.
The course had been softened by rain earlier in the week, and it finally played the way the USGA wanted in the final round. The world No. 13 stuffed his 310-yard approach shot to within 8 feet on the par-5 that stretches well beyond 600 yards.
Likewise, three police personnel and a paramilitary trooper were wounded in a grenade attack in Srinagar on Sunday night. A CRPF camp at Padgampora in Pulwama too came under attack. "Searches in the area are presently on", said Yadav.
The Amazon-Whole Foods combination could put even more pressure on rival grocery chains and other big grocery sellers. These three have begun offering some of what Whole Foods offers, forcing the supermarket chain to cut prices.
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Michael Paramasivan said he was watching TV in the building as his girlfriend and daughter slept when he smelled burning plastic. Ambulance officials say 78 people were being treated in hospitals across London for a range of injuries and smoke inhalation.
Are there lessons to be learned? But the Grammy-winner has also been critical of the Democratic Party . Trump , but a referendum on the GOP's progress - or lack thereof - on health care so far this year.
Apple is facing some serious competition from the likes of tech rivals Amazon and Google in the race for voice-powered computing. Apple wants to combine the two categories in one device and has price the HomePod accordingly.
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Trump and Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela spoke briefly with reporters in the Oval Office when Trump made the remark. And then came the non sequitur: "The Panama Canal is doing quite well, I think we did a good job building it".
With Thomas, the Celtics didnt necessarily need a point guard which is the piece Philadelphia apparently wanted most . The 76ers will likely also have to give a few other future picks and some role players to make the move.
Murder of Reston Teen: 'A Deadly Case of Road Rage'
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Ready to face midterm elections, says a defiant Fadnavis
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Mbappe 'still has to prove his qualities' - Trezeguet
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Wallenda to discuss hanging by teeth over Niagara Falls
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Once Again, Senators Try to Cut Off Kamala Harris
The evasive Sessions said he could not reveal whether he had spoken with Trump about the Russian Federation investigation. Sessions reiterated Tuesday those meetings were in his capacity as a lawmaker and not about the campaign.
Trump gives remarks on ballfield shooting
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