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Hockey Asia Cup 2017: India look to carry on momentum against Bangladesh

India's win against Japan was a winning debut for Sjoerd Marijne as the national coach.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [Published on:13 Oct 2017, 3:01 PM IST]
Hockey Asia Cup 2017
A file image of the Indian hockey team.Photo:ANI

Boosted by a thumping win over Japan, the Indian men's hockey team will look to continue their momentum when they take on hosts Bangladesh in their second Pool A match of the Asia Cup. India will aim to polish their skills further before heading into their final preliminary clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday.

Earlier, India started off their campaign with a 5-1 win over Japan at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium on Wednesday.

S.V. Sunil (3'), Lalit Upadhyay (22'), Ramandeep Singh (33'), and Harmanpreet Singh (35', 48') were the goal-scorers for India as they emerged victorious.

It was also a winning debut for Sjoerd Marijne as the national coach.

The Asia Cup is India's only tournament prior to the year-ending FIH Hockey world league finals.

(With ANI Inputs).

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