The Indian hockey team is virtually assured a spot in next year’s World Cup after Pakistan lost to South Korea on August 30.
The loss means that India and Malaysia are in the World Cup, along with South Korea, reported DNA India.
“Only three more World Cup spots are up for grabs as nine teams have already secured their berths,” it reported. “And India and Malaysia more or less can heave a sigh of relief now as both the teams have almost booked their places for the mega-event along side South Korea, who took the eighth berth after Argentina won the Pan American Cup recently.”
India beat Malaysia 2-0 on August 30 and faces South Korea on Sunday.