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Jr Hockey World Cup India vs France 3rd Place Match Highlights: France beat India 3-1

LIVE India vs France 3rd place of Jr Hockey World Cup 2021: Get all the Latest Scores, Live Updates, Commentary, Scorecard and Live Updates from the India vs France 3rd place match played at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk
Bhubaneswar Updated on: December 05, 2021 18:12 IST
File photo of Indian jr hockey team

File photo of Indian jr hockey team

That's it from India TV's live blog of the 3rd place match of FIH Hockey Junior World Cup 2021 between India and France here at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. India, unfortunately, end the tournament with back to back defeats. However, it was great display of hockey by the Indian team throughout the competition. 

Quarter 4

  • Final score : India 1 - 3 France
  • India earn another Penalty Corner but gets saved again.
  • One more Penalty Corner for France and this time Prashant with a superb save for India.
  • Goal! Hat-trick for France captain Timothée Clément as he converts first PC of Q4. 

Quarter 3

  • End of the third quarter, India still one goal behind. India 1 - 2 France
  • Goal! India bounce by with an excellent goal. India 1 - 2 France as Sudeep reverse flicks the ball into the goal. 
  • India put pressure on the French defence and get their second Penalty Corner of the game. France save it again.
  • Goal-line save by Indian defence. 
  • Goal! Second goal of the match for France, they mange to beat Pawan this time. Brace for Timothée Clément.
  • Four back to back PC for France. And they fail to convert it once again. Excellent work by Pawan. 
  • Excellent save by Indian goalkeeper, poor display of defence by India so far. France win another PC.
  • France keeping the tactical possession in the Q3, India need to find a way for the equaliser.
  • India enjoyed long spell of possession but failed to convert it into a goal. 

Quarter 2

  • Half-time: India 0 - 1 France
  • Goal! France convert the PC into the first goal of the match. Timothée Clément gets himself of the scoresheet. 
  • Green card for India's defender Shardanand Tiwari. India to down 10 men and France gets a PC. 
  • A strong display of defence by France, India dominating Q2. 
  • France awarded another PC but the Indian defenders keep the ball away from the goalpost.
  • Indian team desperately looking to break the deadlock, hosts are pressing forward.

Quarter 1

  • Q1 ends with a scoreline of India 0 - 0 France
  • Back to back PC for France, visitors are going all-in in the first quarter. 
  • India get their first Penalty Corner of an all-important game.
  • An excellent save from the French Goalkeeper as India try to build pressure, India on the attack from word go. 

 Let's start the play

Both the teams are out in the middle for the national anthem. France's national anthem was followed by the host India's. 

Top goals from FIH Hockey Junior World Cup 2021

Top saves from FIH Hockey Junior World Cup 2021

India's starting XI

India vs France Preview

Hopes of title defence shattered, a demoralised India would look to put behind the disappointment quickly and get their acts together as they seek revenge against France in the bronze medal play-off match of the FIH Junior Men's Hockey World Cup here on Sunday.

Defending champions India's quest for a second consecutive Junior World Cup title ended after they suffered a 2-4 defeat at the hands of six-time winners Germany in the semifinal on Friday. Germany will meet Argentina in the summit clash, while the Indians will get an opportunity to avenge their 4-5 loss to France in their tournament opener.

But to finish on the podium, the Indian juniors will have to lift their game by leaps and bounds and make amends for their sloppy show against Germany.

Today's matches in FIH Hockey Junior World Cup 2021

Match details

FIH Hockey Junior World Cup 2021

3rd Place Match: India vs France

December 5 (Sunday), 2021

4:30 PM IST

Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


Live streaming 

The Men's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup 2021 is available on Disney+ Hotstar. Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports 3 will telecast the knockout matches live from December 1 to 5.


Full squad 

India Juniors: Pawan(GK), Sanjay, Shardanand Tiwari, Sunil Jojo, Abhishek Lakra, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Maninder Singh, Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem, Rahul Kumar Rajbhar, Uttam Singh, Manjeet, Gurmukh Singh, Boby Singh Dhami, Sudeep Chirmako, Ankit Pal, Vishnu Kant Singh, Dinachandra Singh Moirangthem, Prashant Kumar Chauhan(GK), Araijeet Singh Hundal, Yashdeep Siwach

France: Marias Mathieu (GK), Guillaume de Vaucelles (GK), Timothee Clement (C), Lucas Montecot, Gaetan Larnicol, Matteo Desgouillons, Brieuc Delemazure, Stanislas Branicki, Corentin Sellier, Mathias Clement, Paul Piot, Jules Verrier, Benjamin Marque, Gaspard Xavier, Raife Gonessa, Louis Haertelmeyer, Antonin Igau, Noe Jouin, Jules Bournac, Thomas Assoignon, Matthieu Maries

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