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IND vs JPN Highlights, Hockey WC: India thrash Japan 8-0 in classification

India vs Japan, Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 Highlights: The Indian team, after being 0-0 at half time, scored four each in third and fourth quarter to beat Japan 8-0 in the 9-16th place classification

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India vs Japan Live Score, FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023, in Rourkela, Odisha, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. PTI Photo

India vs Japan Highlights, Hockey World Cup

The Indian team finally gave its fans something to cheer for as it thrashed Japan 8-0 in the 9-16th place classification game at the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, Odisha. India had bowed out of the medal contention after losing 5-4 in the shoot-out of its crossover game against New Zealand. 

For India, Harmanpreet Singh and Abhishek scored twice while one goal each was scored by Mandeep Singh, Manpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh and Vivek Sagar Prasad. The Japanese weren’t able to score any. India would now take on South Africa in the 9-10th place finish on January 28th, 2023. 

India hockey world cup squad

P.R. Sreejesh, Krishna Pathak, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (Captain), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (Vice Captain), Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Manpreet Singh, Rajkumar Pal, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh

Japan hockey world cup squad

Koji Yamasaki, Shota Yamada, Yusuke Kawamura, Yamato Kawahara, Seren Tanaka (captain), Kentaro Fukuda, Taiki Takade, Takuma Niwa, Raiki Fujishima, Ken Nagayoshi, Hiro Saito, Ryosei Kato, Ryoma Ooka, Masaki Ohashi, Kaito Tanaka, Kisho Kuroda (gk), Masato Kobayashi, Takashi Yoshikawa(gk), Yuma Nagai, Hiromasa Ochiai

India vs Japan, Hockey World Cup Highlights: Catch all the updates from the game at the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Rourkela below
9:03 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: India win big to give its fans some happiness

 
The Indian team finally gave its fans something to cheer for as it thrashed Japan 8-0 in the 9-16th place classification game at the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, Odisha. India had bowed out of the medal contention after losing 5-4 in the shoot-out of its crossover game against New Zealand. 
 
For India, Harmanpreet Singh and Abhishek scored twice while one goal each was scored by Mandeep Singh, Manpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh and Vivek Sagar Prasad. The Japanese weren’t able to score any. India would now take on South Africa in the 9-10th place finish on January 28th, 2023. 
 
8:52 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Back-to-back three goals in two minutes for India

 
The Indian team has scored three back-to-back goals here one each by Harmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh and Sukhjeet Singh to get the Indian score to 8 goals. It is at this score that the match would finish and India would get an 8-0 victory to put some balm on the crossovers' exit from the World Cup. 
 
8:46 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Manpreet Singh scores in dying minutes

 
With Manpreet Singh scoring in the second last minute, India have now notched up its biggest score in this World Cupo as they lead Japan 6-0 in the 9-16th place classification game 
 

8:39 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Last five minutes remain, India lead 5-0

 
India have been brilliant since the end of the half as they have scored five goals and with just five minutes remaining, they would like to finish the game without conceding here
 
8:31 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Harmanpreet Singh finally scores with a PC

 
It is a confidence boosting goal for the Indian captain and ace drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh as India now lead 5-0
 
8:24 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Abhishek scores twice, India 4-0 up

 
A reverse stick from Abhishek in the D hits the back of the right-hand corner and Indi are suddenly 4-0 up with all four goals coming in this quarter itself.
 
8:16 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Back-to-back PCs for India and finally a conversion

 
The Indian team has been great in the third quarter and after scoring two goals, have scored for the first time with a PC as well. Vivek Sagar Prasad is the scorer this time 
 
8:11 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Abhishek’s first goal makes it 2-0 for India

 
Abhishek, who is one of the best Indian upcoming forwards has finally scored a goal in this World Cup and as a result the hosts now get up 2-0 ahead of Japan. 
 
8:05 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Mandeep Singh scores, India 1-0 up

 
India are finally ahead in the game as Mandeep Singh scores early in the second half and gets 1-0 up. This goal was much needed for the hosts to boost their confidence 
 
8:00 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Statistical review of the first half


The first half has seen India penetrate the Japanese circle 16 times as opposed to the opposition’s 9-circle penetrations. The ball possession for India in the opposition half has also been 59% while that of Japan is just 41%. 
 
7:54 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: It's a goalless first half

7:53 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Time for audiences to pick their best goal

7:52 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: These were the 11 players that started the game

7:47 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: It has been fast hockey with no results

 
The Indian team has penetrated the Japanese D way too much to not have even a single goal for it. The problem has been finishing for India in this World Cup and it shows here as well. 
 
7:40 PM

India vs Japan Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Three PCs for India, no conversion so far

 
The Indian team has got three penalty corners thanks to their impressive 11-circle penetrations in just the second quarter, but have not been able to convert any of the three short corners. This has been the problem so far for the Indian team 
 

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First Published: Jan 26 2023 | 7:19 PM IST

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