India vs Russia Olympic Hockey Qualifier Highlights: India Beat Russia 4-2 In 1st-Leg Of Tokyo Olympics Qualifiers
India vs Russia, Men's Olympic Hockey Qualifier: Mandeep Singh scored twice to help India beat Russia 4-2 in the first-leg of the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers in Odisha.
The Indian men's hockey team defeated Russia 4-, while the women's team beat USA 5-1 in the first-leg of two-legged Tokyo Olympic qualifiers in Bhubaneswar on Friday. Women's side led by Rani Rampal played confidently and score goals in quick succession to take home four-goal advantage going into the second leg. Manpreet Singh-led men's team got tough competition from their Russian counterpart but managed to sneak in a close win. Despite not playing to their full potential they managed a two-goal lead going into the second leg. The second leg will be played on Saturday and the aggregate winners at the end of the two-match qualifier (each for men and women) will seal their places in the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Men's Hockey Olympic Qualifiers: Highlights Between India vs Russia Straight from Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
- 21:18 (IST)Russia playing with great confidence... India not so much!Russia have done incredibly well so far in the this game. Can they keep the goo work going in the remainder of the match, only time will tell. India, on the other hand have not played to their potential, but still have time to turn things around but will they be able to do so.
- 20:55 (IST)Half-time hooter goes! India lead 2-1Half-time hooter goes and India lead 2-1. Mandeep Singh scored in the 24th minute to restore India's one-goal lead after it was canceled out at the start of the second quarter.
- 20:45 (IST)Mandeep scores!Mandeep Singh scores in the 24th minute of the match to restore India's one-goal lead.
- 20:10 (IST)Head to head!India and Russia have played each other only once.
| MATCHDAY |— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) November 1, 2019
Indian Men's Hockey team has faced Russia once but this could be another exciting match because this game can give ticket to @tokyo2020 !#RoadToTokyo #Tokyo2020
#INDvsRUS🇷🇺 @TheHockeyIndia pic.twitter.com/aY594X81q8
- 20:00 (IST)Stay tuned!Coming up next is the Indian men's team taking on Russia. Stay tuned!
After an exciting clash between our Eves and team USA, it’s time for the #MenInBlue to show their skills at the Kalinga Stadium.— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) November 1, 2019
Here’s the starting XI!#IndiaKaGame #INDvRUS #RoadToTokyo #Tokyo2020 #KalingaKalling #GiftOfHockey pic.twitter.com/gSu0WVGzXx