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Result: England edge past India for bronze at Commonwealth Games

England beat India 2-1 in the men's hockey bronze medal match to claim the final place on the podium at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

England have beaten India to the final spot on the podium for men's hockey at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Defeat to hosts Australia in Friday's semi-final had condemned England to a bronze medal at best on the Gold Coast, but they bounced back from that result to end their campaign on a high.

The men had seen England's women thrash India 6-0 in their own bronze-medal match earlier in the day, but this contest was a much closer affair as Robert Crutchley's side took it 2-1.

England took the lead through Sam Ward less than seven minutes into the contest, but any hopes that the quick start hinted at a comfortable evening to come were soon dashed.

A second-quarter equaliser from Varun Kumar sent the two sides into half time all square, leaving India in a better position than at the same stage of the group game which they went on to win 4-3.

However, a second from Ward in the third quarter proved to be enough as the fourth passed scoreless, with England holding on to win bronze for the second Games in a row.

India - who won silver in 2010 and 2014 - miss out on a medal, meanwhile, while Australia and New Zealand will do battle for the gold later today.

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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