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India 6 - 0 Japan Highlights Hockey Men's Asian Champions Trophy 2021

India thrashed Japan 6-0 to confirm their place in the semifinal of the Hockey Men's Asian Champions Trophy 2021. 

Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: December 19, 2021 16:43 IST
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India vs Japan Men's Asian Champions Trophy 2021 Live Updates

Defending champions India confirmed their place in the semifinal of Asian Champions Trophy 2021 with a 6-0 win over Japan in their final group stage match on Sunday. India secured a win against Pakistan and Bangladesh after playing out a draw against Korea in the tournament opener. 

4th Quarter

  • End of the 4th quarter: India 6 - 0 Japan
  • Six goals in the match, all scored by India. 
  • Goal! Back to back goals for the defending champions as Shamsher Singh finds the net this time. 
  • Goal! Harmanpreet Singh scores his second goal of the match as India make it 5-0.
  • India win first PC of Q4, followed by another PC. 
  • An excellent run by Japan forward but he misses the far post by a narrow margin. 
  • Goal! Sumit finds the net as India scores the fourth goal of the match. 

3rd Quarter

  • End of Q3: India 3 - 0 Japan
  • Back to back two saves for Suraj Karkera.
  • Akashdeep Singh receives a green card. 
  • PC for Japan but super goalkeeping by India's Suraj Karkera. 
  • Goal! India score the third goal of the match as Jarmanpreet Singh scores an excellent field goal.
  • India with the pushback to start the Q3

India vs Japan

2 Goals 0

4 Shots on Goal 2

10 Circle Penetration 7

54 Possession 46

1/3 PC 0/4

2nd Quarter

  • End of Q2: India 2 - 0 Japan
  • Back to back PCs for Japan, but India's defence shows its class. 
  • Goal! Dilpreet Singh finds the net as India double their lead. 
  • Japan fail to convert another PC. A superb display of defence by India. 
  • No conclusive evidence for TV umpire, thus Japan get PC and India keep referral. 
  • Japan win their first PC of Q2, India decide to review it. 
  • India pressing forward, looking to double the lead. 

1st Quarter

  • End of Q1: India 1 - 0 Japan
  • Japan's striker fails to get the deflection as the side miss out on scoring an equaliser. 
  • Goal! Harmanpreet gets India going as he converts the third PC of the match. 
  • Blistering attack by India, Japan defence stand tall but India win PC.
  • Japan striker fires it off the target. 
  • Japan awarded their first PC. 
  • India fail to convert their 2nd PC as well. 
  • Back to back PCs for India. 
  • India win PC within six minutes of the Q1.
  • India will aim to maintain their unbeaten run in this tournament while Japan has played two draws and won one game. 
  • Japan to kick start the game. 

India's XI

The stage is all set

Match India vs Japan

Date December 19 (Sunday), 2021

Time 3:00 PM IST

Venue Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium, Dhaka

Live streaming 

India vs Japan, the Men's Asian Champions Trophy 2021 is available on Star Sports 1/1 HD, Star Sports Select 2/Select 2 HD and Disney+ Hotstar.

India Squad: Krishan Bahadur Pathak (GK), Suraj Karkera (gk), Gurinder Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Mandeep Mor, Harmanpreet Singh, Dipsan Tirkey, Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh (Captain), Sumit, Rajkumar Pal, Akashdeep Singh, Shamsher Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Gursahibjit Singh, Shilanand Lakra, Dilpreet Singh.

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