India defeats Japan 6-0 in Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy

Defending champions India crushed Japan 6-0 and went unbeaten in the preliminary round of the Asian Champions Trophy men’s hockey tournament on Sunday.

Harmanpreet Singh (10th and 53rd minutes) scored a brace, while Dilpreet Singh (23rd), Jaramnpreet Singh (34th), Sumit (46th) and Shamsher Singh (54th) also put their names on the scoresheet for the India at Maulana Bhasani hockey stadium.

India, which has already sealed a place in the semi-finals, ends the preliminary phase of the five-nation tournament at the top of the standings with 10 points ahead of Korea (6), Japan (5), Pakistan. (2) and hosts Bangladesh (0).

It was India’s third trotting victory. Held to a draw by Korea in their lung opening, the team led by Manpreet Singh turned the tide by beating Bangladesh 9-0, while gaining the upper hand over their Pakistani rival before easily overcoming the Japanese challenge. .

The dominant victory will be a huge boost for India as they approach the end of the tournament with a lot of confidence. They completely outperformed Asian Games gold medalist Japan in all departments.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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