India defeated Japan 9-0 in their third match of the Asian Champions Trophy 2018.
Thanks to goals by Manpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh and Dilpreet Singh, India made Pakistan look helpless in a 3-1 victory.
Highlights of India vs Pakistan Men's Hockey Match, Asian Champions Trophy 2018: Captain Manpreet Singh scored the opening goal for India.
Captain Manpreet Singh and his team will look to carry forward the momentum in the much-anticipated clash against Pakistan.
India won their opening Asian Hockey Champions Trophy match and will look to continue to their winning run when they face Pakistan on Saturday.
World No. 5 India go into the tournament as the highest ranked Asian nation.
Siegfried Aikman also revealed his team's strategic approach to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where they will be gunning for a podium finish.
Indian under 18 women's team lost 1-3 to hosts Argentina while the men's team suffered a 2-4 defeat against Malaysia in the finals.
This was India's fourth successive win in the tournament and it helped the team top the Pool table.
Manpreet believes India were slightly overconfident during the recently concluded Asian Games.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said SRK's support for hockey will motivate the team and catalyse the nation to join this movement for hockey.
Introduced in 2011, the Asian Champions Trophy is a marquee event in the Asian Hockey Federation's calendar.
For New Zealand, Sam Hiha (53rd minute) scored the lone goal.
Ahmad, who formerly held the Secretary General's post, will succeed Rajinder Singh after being elected unopposed, according to a Hockey India statement.
The core probables list includes members from the recent 18th Asian Games Silver-Medal winning team.
The 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup will be held in Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 15.
Sardar Singh said that his conversation with Sachin Tendulkar helped him to bounce back and rejuvenated his confidence.