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Jun 17, 2013 at 10:36pm IST

Hockey Live Blog: India v New Zealand at the FIH World League

Catch the live updates from the hockey encounter between India and New Zealand at Rotterdam

A poor India will have to plug in the loopholes in defence as well as improve their finishing as they take on New Zealand in their last FIH World League Round 3 group match today.

After missing out on a point against Ireland in their tournament opener, followed by Saturday's 0-2 reverse to the Netherlands, the Indians have already jeopardised their chance of sealing one of the three berths up for grabs in next year's World Cup.

As it happened: India v New Zealand at the FIH World League

Rupinder Pal Singh is key for India against New Zealand. (Getty Images)

But a win against New Zealand will no doubt be a confidence booster for Michael Nobbs' boys ahead of the quarter-finals. Before the Netherlands test, India were held to a 4-4 draw by lower-ranked Ireland.