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Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

India will play Pakistan in the final of Hero Asian Men's Hockey Champions Trophy on Sunday at 22:40 IST

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Captain Manpreet Singh in action Pakistan during their FIH Champions Trophy 2018 match. Photo: Hockey Federation of India

In the second semi-final of Hero Asian men’s 2018, India led by Manpreet Singh defeated Asian Games gold medallists Japan at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat on Saturday. Now India will meet their arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of Asian Men's Championship on Sunday at 22:40 IST. Earlier, in the day, Pakistan defeated Malaysia in a penalty shoot-out 3-1 to seal the final berth. After leading 4-1, Pakistan failed to maintain the pressure against resurgent Malaysia. In the second semifinal, Japan played some brilliant defensive hockey as India had 27 circle entries but converted only 3 of them while Japan had 4 circle entries.

The ongoing Asian Champions Trophy being the last tournament before the season-ending World Cup in Bhubaneswar, the Indians would be desperate to prove their critics wrong with another strong performance on Saturday. Going by performance, the Indians looked the dominant side in the tournament with convincing wins except for the stalemate against Malaysia.


Catch semi-final match highlights below…


Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

FT. The Indian Men's Hockey Team ward off a late fight-back from Japan to claim victory in the Semi-Final of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018 on 27th October and set up a clash in the Final against Pakistan.#IndiaKaGame #HeroACT2018 #INDvJPN pic.twitter.com/k8Vn3DRhQA — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 27, 2018

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

Now India will meet Pakitan in the summit clash on Sunday at 22:40 (IST)

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

FULL TIME: India beat Japan 3-2 in the second Semifinal of Hero Asian Men's Hockey Champions Trophy. India had 27 circle entries while Japan had only 4

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

2 minutes to go for final hooter

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

55th minute: Japan scores their 2nd goal to bother India in last 5 minutes of the 2nd Semi-final

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

55th minute: Penalty Corner for Japan

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

55th minute: Dipreet scores India's 3rd goal which nearly seal final berth of India.

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

50th minute: Chance for India as Akashdeep and Lalit in combine well on the edge of the circle to craft a chance for Dilpreet, but a Japanese defender gets to the ball before the young forward can lay his stick on it

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

47' @manpreetpawar07's and Jarmanpreet's intelligent interplay in the midfield allows the team to avoid pressure on their defense. IND 2-1 JPN#IndiaKaGame #HeroACT2018 #INDvJPN — Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 27, 2018

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

Q4 BEGINS

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

AT THE END OF Q3: Varun scores the second goal for India, to brighten India chances to register the final berth. An exciting 15 minutes left in the game.

First Published: Sat, October 27 2018. 21:46 IST

Asian Hockey Championship 2018 highlights:India beat Japan 3-2 in semifinal

India will play Pakistan in the final of Hero Asian Men's Hockey Champions Trophy on Sunday at 22:40 IST

In the second semi-final of Hero Asian men’s 2018, India led by Manpreet Singh defeated Asian Games gold medallists Japan at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat on Saturday. Now India will meet their arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of Asian Men's Championship on Sunday at 22:40 IST. Earlier, in the day, Pakistan defeated Malaysia in a penalty shoot-out 3-1 to seal the final berth. After leading 4-1, Pakistan failed to maintain the pressure against resurgent Malaysia. In the second semifinal, Japan played some brilliant defensive hockey as India had 27 circle entries but converted only 3 of them while Japan had 4 circle entries.

The ongoing Asian Champions Trophy being the last tournament before the season-ending World Cup in Bhubaneswar, the Indians would be desperate to prove their critics wrong with another strong performance on Saturday. Going by performance, the Indians looked the dominant side in the tournament with convincing wins except for the stalemate against Malaysia.


Catch semi-final match highlights below…


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