India vs Russia Olympic Hockey Qualifier: India Beat Russia 11-3 On Aggregate, Book Olympic Berth

Updated:02 November 2019 21:46 IST

India vs Russia, Men's Olympic Hockey Qualifier: India thrash Russia 7-1 in the second leg as they book Olympic berth.

India vs Russia Olympic Hockey Qualifier: India Beat Russia 11-3 On Aggregate, Book Olympic Berth
Hockey Olympic Qualifiers: India defeated Russia 11-3 on aggregate to seal Olympic berth. © Hockey India

Indian men's team qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as they thrashed Russia 7-1 in the second leg to take 11-3 aggregate win. Earlier in the day, India women's hockey team qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as they beat the USA 6-5 on aggregate on Saturday. The USA wiped out the four-goal deficit in the first-half of the second leg but it was India skipper Rani Rampal who scored the all-important goal to send India to the showpiece event next year. Indian men's team will look for a similar outcome as they take on Russia in their second leg clash. 

Men's Hockey Olympic Qualifiers: Highlights Between India vs Russia Straight from Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar

  • 21:44 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    That's it from us!

    Thank you for tuning in, both Indian men's and women's teams qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. That is it from us Good Night!
  • 21:41 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    India finish the match with a goal!

    Indian men's team qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a 11-3 win over Russia.
  • 21:36 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    GOAL!

    India scores in the 59th minute as Rupinder Pal Singh finds the target. India lead 10-3 on aggregate.
  • 21:34 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Five minutes left in the match!

    Just five minutes left in the second leg and India are almost through to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • 21:30 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Russia goalkeeper saves!

    Russian goalkeeper saves the shot from penalty corner. The visitors still trail by six goals on aggregate.
  • 21:30 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Penalty corner for India!

    Just over seven minutes left in the match and Russia are down to 10-man. India have won a penalty corner.
  • 21:27 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    SV Sunil is going off the field!

    SV Sunil is walking off the field as he is struggling with cramps.
  • 21:23 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    GOAL!

    Rupinder scores as he converts the penalty corner to stretch India's lead to six goals on aggregate.
  • 21:20 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    GOAL!

    India extend their lead to 4-1 against Russia and now lead 8-3 on aggregate.
  • 21:19 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Final quarter gets underway!

    The final quarter is underway and Russia needs a miraculous performance from here to stage a comeback and overcome the four-goal deficit. 
  • 21:16 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    End of 3rd quarter!

    Third quarter ends goalless and India are just 15 minutes away from a place in the Tokyo Olympics. The hosts lead 7-3 on aggregate.
  • 21:12 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Four minutes left in the 3rd quarter!

    Just over four minutes left in the third quarter as India look all set to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
  • 21:08 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Ramandeep misses the target!

    Ramandeep lofted the ball over the bar as the scoreline remains 3-1 in favour of India.
  • 21:06 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Russia missed an easy chance!

    Russian striker had empty spaces on the left side but he lofted the ball over the post as India keep their four-goal advantage in the qualifier.
  • 21:01 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    The third quarter gets underway!

    The third quarter gets underway as India are in front in the second leg.
  • 20:51 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Half-time!

    Half-time and India have comeback into the match thanks to a brace from Aakashdeep Singh. With two quarters left, the hosts lead Russia 3-1.
  • 20:49 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    GOAL!

    Second goal of the day for Akashdeep Singh as India extend their dominance in the qualifier against Russia in Bhubaneswar. India lead 7-3 on aggregate with minutes remaining in the second quarter.
  • 20:48 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Yellow card for India!

    Yellow card for Hardik as India are down to 10-man for the remainder of the second quarter.
  • 20:45 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Manpreet missed a close chance!

    Manpreet Singh missed a close chance as he failed to control the ball deep in the Russian circle.
  • 20:40 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    India scores!

    Akashdeep finds the target on the rebound after Russian goalkeeper managed to save the penalty corner. India extend their lead to 6-3 on aggregate.
  • 20:38 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Lalit just missed the target!

    Lalit was in with a difficult chance in the Russian circle and he just missed the target.
  • 20:33 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    GOAL!

    Hardik 's shot and Lalit deflects as India equalise in the second quarter to restore their two-goal lead on aggregate over Russia.
  • 20:31 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    The second quarter gets underway!

    Second quarter gets underway and India are in pressure as they conceded in the first quarter. Russia lead the game 1-0.
  • 20:28 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    End of 1st quarter!

    The first quarter ends and India are leading 4-3 on aggregate. Russia scored the only goal in the opening 20 seconds and the hosts will be looking for a better show in the next quarter.
  • 20:26 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Simranjeet missed the target!

    Simranjeet had plenty of time to place his shot but he hit lofted the ball over the post as India missed an easy chance to equalise in the second leg.
  • 20:23 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Five minutes left in the first quarter!

    Just five minutes left in the first quarter and India are trailing 0-1 in the second leg. The hosts, however, lead 4-3 on aggregate.
  • 20:19 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Penalty corner for India!

    Ramandeep wins the penalty corner for India as the ball struck Russian defender's foot inside the box.
  • 20:18 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Missed chance!

    Manpreet Singh finds the target but there is no touch in the box and the scoreline remains 1-0 in favour of Russia.
  • 20:12 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    GOAL!

    Russia have scored in the first 30 seconds and India are left stunned. They have reduced the  deficit to just one goal.
  • 20:10 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Men's qualifier gets underway!

    Manpreet Singh will lead India as both teams are out on the field. India are leading 4-2 on aggregate.
  • 20:03 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    It is time for the second game of the night!

    After Indian women's team booked their tickets to Tokyo. It is now Indian men's team turn who will hope for a similar outcome from their second leg clash against Russia.
  • 19:42 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    India qualify for the Tokyo Olympics!

    India lose the second-leg 1-4 but on aggregate they beat USA 6-5 to book a place in the showpiece event next year.
  • 19:39 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    USA player hits wide!

    USA won a free hit outside India's box but the striker hits it wide and India keep their lead with just over a minute left.
  • 19:37 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Successful challenge by India!

    The referee has given a penalty corner to USA but India opted for a challenge and wins free hit outside the box.
  • 19:30 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Just over five minutes left!

    India have to play out just over five minutes to book a place in the Olympics next year. 
  • 19:24 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    GOAL!

    Rani Rampal finds the net to give India lead. India are back in front in the qualifier as they lead USA 6-5 on aggregate.
  • 19:21 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Last quarter underway!

    The final 15 minutes are underway at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar. The scores are level at 5-5 on aggregate.
  • 19:18 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    End of third quarter!

    A goalless quarter ends and the last 15 minutes will decide who will go to Tokyo next year.
  • 19:16 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Goalkeeper saves!

    The shot was on target from Gurjit Kaur but the USA goalkeeper saved it with her right foot and India still looking for their first goal in the second-leg.
  • 19:15 (IST)Nov 02, 2019

    Another chance for India!

    Another penalty corner for India and they need to convert this chance to ease the nerves in the second-leg.
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