FIH apologises for shootout gaffe during India-Australia women’s hockey semifinal #FIH #apologises #shootout #gaffe #IndiaAustralia #womens #hockey #semifinal Welcome to TmZ Blog, here is the new story we have for you today:
India goalkeeper Savita had saved the shot taken by Ambrosia Malone but the umpires soon stepped in and asked it to be re-taken as the timer had malfunctioned and did not start.
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Australia took the shot again and this time they scored and went on to win the shoo-out 3-0, ending an impressive comeback by the Indian team that had trailed 0-1 for a major part of the match before coming back to equalise in the fourth quarter.
“In the semifinal match of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games between Australia and India (Women), the penalty shootout started mistakenly too early (the clock was not yet ready to operate), for which we apologise,” the FIH said in a statement on Saturday.
The FIH however defended the decision to re-take the penalty but promised to thoroughly review the incident to avoid similar issues in the future.