Hockey Asia Cup 2022: India defeats Japan to win bronze medal
Team India has won the third-place game in Asia Hockey Cup 2022. Indian Hockey team has defeated team Japan by 1-0 and won the bronze medal. Unfortunately, India will not play the finals, rather Malaysia will take down South Korea for the gold medal on June 5. The match will begin at 5 pm.
Midfielder Rajkumar Pal had put India ahead early in the first quarter. This helped India to hold a lead over Japan. Moreover, seven penalty corners made the situation worst for Japan. India dealt with only two penalty corners but they led the circle penetration stats to 11-10. One time of the match India was down to 10 players but they managed to hold on and win their second bronze medal at the Asia Hockey Cup.
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The 11th edition of Men’s Hockey Asia Cup is being hosted by Indonesia and today the finals will be played at GBK Hockey Field in Jakarta, Indonesia. The top five teams from the previous Asia Cup India, Pakistan, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and the hosts Indonesia had qualified for the Asia Cup Hockey 2022 tournament.
Indian squad for Asia Cup Hockey 2022
Goalkeepers: Pankaj Kumar Rajak, Suraj Karkera
Defenders: Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Yashdeep Siwach, Abhisek Lakra, Birendra Lakra (Captain), Manjeet, Dipsan Tirkey
Midfielders: Vishnukant Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, Mareeswaren Sakthivel, Sheshe Gowda BM, Simranjeet Singh
Forwards: Pawan Rajbhar, Abharan Sudev, SV Sunil (Vice Captain), Uttam Singh, S Karthi Replacement Players
Standbys: Maninder Singh, Pawan, Pardeep Singh. Ankit Pal and Angad Bir Singh.
The Hockey Asia Cup can be viewed at the star sports network as the Star Sports India won the broadcast rights for the tournament in India. Audience can watch the final match of Asia Cup 2022 live on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2HD. Digital live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
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