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HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze

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Bhubaneswar: India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze-medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.

S.V. Sunil (20th minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (54th, penalty corner) scored for the hosts who earned their second consecutive bronze medal in the HWL Final.

Appel Mark, a goalkeeper who played as a striker due to the absence of five players, scored for the 2008 and 2012 Olympics winners. (IANS)