ASIA Cup hockey : India defeated Japan 5-1 in the first match

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India has made its splendid start in the 10th Asia Cup hockey tournament. On the sixth place in the world rankings, the Indian team defeated the 17th ranked Japanese team by 5-1. In the tournament being played in Dhaka, Harmanpreet Singh scored 2, SV Sunil, Lalit Upadhyay and Ramandeep Singh 1-1 in India. However, Kanji Katajto scored the only goal from Japan. India’s second match will be held on October 13 from hosts Bangladesh.


The Indian team took the lead in the third minute of the game, when SV Sunil opened the account of the goal. Kitajto equalized Japan in the fourth minute. After this, Lalit Upadhyay gave India a 2-1 lead in the 22nd minute. In the second quarter, the two teams made a strong attack. During this time India got a penalty corner. India’s lead continued half time.



India played a strong hockey. 32nd minute, Ramandeep advanced the lead to 3-1. In the 35th minute, Harmanpreet Singh converted the penalty corner into the score 4-1. Harmanpreet Singh converted another penalty corner in the 48th minute give India a lead of 5-1. Be decisive.



Pool-A of this tournament is in Pakistan and Bangladesh other than India, Japan pool-B teams of Malaysia, South Korea, China and Oman D. Korea most 4 (1993, 1999, 2009, 2013) Bar Asia Cup champion. Pakistan 3 (1982, 1985, 1989) and India 2 (2003, 2007) have repeatedly won the title.


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