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Teun De Nooijer came up with a masterly performance to lead the Dutch to a 4-2 victory over Australia.

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August 16-24, 2003

Devesh Chauhan was brilliant
Former India captain and coach Vasudevan Bhaskaran assesses the Indian players' performance after the Champions Trophy.

India should address weak points
Former player and coach Vasudevan Bhaskaran believes that youngsters in the junior ranks and academies will be worth a try before the Athens qualifying tournament.

- Lucknow camp affected performance: players
- Saini, Ignace were missed, says Rajinder

Top scorer of the tournament
Jorge Lombi, Argentina's penalty corner specialist, scored 10 goals in 6 games to win the award even though his team finished fifth.

Most promising player
Australia's forward Grant Schubert was the joint second highest scorer with Sohail Abbas of Pakistan.

Fair play trophy
The Netherlands won the award along with the title, proving yet again that you can play cleanly and still win.

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Short breathers made the difference
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The new kid on penalty corner block
If anything, the Dutch are generous in their praise and do appreciate a good performance. And on Friday night the Dutch fans knotted around Jugraj Singh who emerged hero of India 7-4 win against Pakistan.

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Dutch retain Champions Trophy
Australia came up with a better display than in their league encounter, but paid the penalty for allowing the Dutch too much space to manoeuvre upfront.

Pakistan foil India's bid for bronze
A sellout crowd of 9,500 got their money's worth as the Asian giants battled it out, but India eventually lost 3-4, just like at Cologne last year.

Argentina finish fifth
The Pan American champions beat Germany by the odd goal in three in the fifth place playoff.

'Awful tackling let India down'
Former India captain and coach Vasudevan Bhaskaran says India paid a heavy price for the many penalty-corners they conceded against Pakistan.

Charlesworth ready to coach Indian team
The Australian hockey legend said he is not chasing the job, but willing to consider an offer.

FIH bans electronic earpieces
The federation, however, decided to make use of two-way radio links between the two umpires at all major international tournaments.

IHF hints at appointing foreign coach
After the dismal showing in the Champions Trophy, secretary general K Jothikumaran said 'it is a possibility'.

 Final Standings
Position Country
1 The Netherlands
2 Australia
3 Pakistan
4 India
5 Argentina
6 Germany

 League Standings
Team P W D L F A D P
NED 5 4 1 0 23 11 12 13
AUS 5 3 1 1 25 14 11 10
PAK 5 2 2 1 21 20 1 8
IND 5 2 0 3 16 18 -2 6
ARG 5 2 0 3 18 23 -5 6
GER 5 0 0 5 6 23 -17 0

 Leading Scorers
Player Country Goals
Jorge Lombi Arg 10
Grant Schubert Aus 9
Sohail Abbas Pak 9
Deepak Thakur Ind 6
Kashif Jawad Pak 5
Rehan Butt Pak 4
Jugraj Singh Ind 4
Taeke Taekema Ned 4
Gagan Ajit Singh Ind 4
Michael McCann Aus 4
Mario Almada Arg 4
Troy Elder Aus 4
Teun de Nooijer Ned 4
Karel Klaver Ned 4

 Goal Count
Matches: 18
Total: 125
Field goals: 76
Penalty-corners: 43
Penalty-strokes: 6
Goals in 1st half: 50
Goals in 2nd half: 75

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This is the second successive time India has lost the bronze medal playoff in the Champions Trophy to Pakistan by an identical 4-3 margin.

Previous tournaments
Australia Men's Challenge, 2003
24th Men's Champions Trophy, 2002
10th men's hockey World Cup, 2002

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