India vs Japan, Hockey World Cup 2023 Highlights: Hockey World Cup: Harmanpreet Singh, Abhishek Braces Help India Rout Japan 8-0
India Vs Japan Hockey World Cup 2023 Highlights: India defeated Japan 8-0 inthe classification match FIH Men's Hockey World Cup on Thursday
India vs Japan, Hockey World Cup 2023, Highlights:India defeated Japan 8-0 in their first match of the 9-16 classification round at FIH Men's Hockey World Cup on Thursday. The first two quarters of the match went goalless with India enjoying more ball possession. Hosts India put up a superb performance in the third quarter of the match and scored as many as 4 goals to put Japan completely on the backfoot. Later on, India maintained their dominance as the side scored four more goals in the final quarter. Harmanpreet Singh and Abhishek scored braces while Manpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, Mandeep Singh and Vivek Sagar Prasad scored a goal each for India.
Here are the Highlights of the India vs Japan, 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup Match, Straight from the Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela
8:50 PM IST: India defeat Japan
India defeat Japan by a huge margin of 8-0. After playing goalless draws in the first two quarter, the Harmanpreet Singh-led side registeres back-to-back goal in the last two quarters and thrashed Japan.
8:48 PM IST: GOAL
GOAL!!! Sukhjeet Singh rises to the occasion in the dying moments of the game and registers his first goal of the night. Team India take 8-0 lead over Japan.
8:45 PM IST: GOAL
GOAL!!! Harmanpreet Singh strikes again as Team India take 7-0 lead over Japan.
8:40 PM IST: GOAL
GOAL!!! Manpreet Singh joins the party and Team India register another goal in the dying minutes of the match. India lead 6-0 against Japan.
8:27 PM IST: GOAL
GOAL!!! Within the first few second of the fourth quarter, skipper Harmanpreet Singh joins the party and registers his first goal of the night. India get a penalty corner and Harmanpreet unleashes a drag-flick as India take 5-0 lead over Japan.
8:25 PM IST: 4th quarter begins
After a terrific 3rd quarter, which saw India thrashing Japan with 4 goals, the match move towards the fourth and the last quarter. Team India completely changed the phase of the game in the third quarter.
8:22 PM IST: GOAL
GOAL!!!! Abhishek strikes again as Team India take 4-0 lead over Japan. After failing to capitalize on the penalty corner, Abhishek makes a brilliant attempt with a reverse stick and perfectly places the ball in the nets.
8:15 PM IST: GOAL
GOAL!!! Vivek Sagar Prasad rises to the occasion as Team India get their third goal of the night. India get a penalty corner and Vivek brilliantly places a shot towards the target after taking two touches. The japan goalkeeper completely fails to stop the ball. India take 3-0 lead.
8:06 PM IST: GOAL
GOAL!!! Moments after scoring their first goal, Abhishek strikes and provides Team India with their second goal. Abhishek receives a gentle pass inside the circle and he powers a reverse shot towards the target to give India 2-0 lead in the game.
8:02 PM IST: GOAL
GOAL!!!Mandeep Singh provides Team India with their first breakthrough after he hits first goal of the night. Shamsher Singh takes a penalty corner, after which Mandeep deviates it towards the target as India take 1-0 lead.
7:55 PM IST: We are back
Hello and welcome back to the second-half of the classification match between India and Japan. Despite an attacking game from the both the sides, it has been a goalless draw so far.
7:48 PM IST: End of first-half
This marks the end of the first-half of the classification match between India and Japan. Both the teams are making numerous attempts to score a goal but the scores are levelled at 0-0.
7:44 PM IST: Good save from Japan
Lalit Kumar unleashes a shot towards the target but Japanese goalkeeper make a brilliant save. Later, Abhishek perfectly dribbles the ball inside Japan's circle and produces a scoop shot but the goalkeeper stands like a wall and India fail to take a lead.
7:36 PM IST: Japan creating opportunities
Despite India exchanging many passes, Japan are holding the majority of possession and entering the opposite circle. Both the teams are trying their best to get the first score.
7:34 PM IST: India fail to convert
India win a penalty corner but unfortunately they fail to capitalize on the given opportunity as Japanese goalkeeper easily saves the goal.
7:32 PM IST: Good save from Pathak
In the first few seconds of the second quarter, Japan win a penalty corner but India goalkeeper Krishna Kumar Pathak makes a brilliant save and averts the coming threat. Japan miss out on a good opportunity to take a lead.
7: 28 PM IST: End of 1st quarter
This marks the end of the first quarter of the classification match between India and Japan. It had been a thrilling encounter so far as both the teams are making rigorous attempts to get a score. The scores are levelled at 0-0.
7: 16 PM IST: Good defense from Japan
India showcase an attacking game and make many attempts to score. However, Japan's brilliant defence easily avert the coming threat and the scores are still levelled at 0-0.
7: 16 PM IST: Good save from Varun Kumar
Japan hold the possession in the beginnings and create a brilliant opportunity to take a lead. However, Varun Kumar interjects and averts the coming threat from the corner. Scores levelled at 0-0.
7:08 PM IST: We are underway
The classification match of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 between India and Japan begins.
7:05 PM IST: Time for the national anthems
Both the teams are out on the field for respective national anthems. We are just few inches away the classification match between India and Japan.
6:56 PM IST: Here's the lineup
The starting XI is ready and the stage is set as India and Japan gear up for an epic showdown!#IndiaKaGame #HockeyIndia #HWC2023 #StarsBecomeLegends #HockeyWorldCup #INDvsJAP @CMO_Odisha @sports_odisha @IndiaSports @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/WmfZzgsmDv— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) January 26, 2023
6:43 PM IST: India playing for prestige
Team India's hopes of qualifying into quarterfinals were crushed after they lost against New Zealand 5-4 (3-3) in penalties in a must-win match. The Harmanpreet Singh-led side will aim to have a good show against Japan.
6:34 PM IST: Hello and Welcome
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the classification match of the ongoing FIH Men's Hockey World Cup being played between India and Japan. The match is being played at the Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela.