Asian Champions Trophy: India Suffer 3-5 Defeat vs Japan In Semi-Final, To Face Pakistan In Bronze Medal Clash

India shed to Japan in the semi-finals of the Asian Champions Trophy.© AFP

Defending champions and Olympic bronze medallist India suffered a amazing three-5 defeat from Japan in the second semifinal of the Asian Champions Trophy men’s hockey match on Tuesday. India were the frustrating favourites just before the begin of the match just after getting thrashed the exact same opponents 6- in their final round robin match and also on head-to-head file, but the Japanese had other options. The Japanese appeared a entirely distinctive facet on Tuesday as they toyed with the defence of the Manpreet Singh-led facet from the commencing.

Japan scored through Shota Yamada (1st minute, penalty), Raiki Fujishima (2nd minute), Yoshiki Kirishita (14th), Kosei Kawabe (35th) and Ryoma Ooka (forty first).

India’s aims were scored by Dilpreet Singh (17th minute), vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh (43rd) and Hardik Singh (58th).

India and Japan had satisfied 18 situations just before with the hosts successful 16 game titles, though Japan emerged victorious on one particular occasion and one particular ended in a attract.

Japan will now take on South Korea in the summit clash, though India will be when once more up from Pakistan in the bronze medal clash on Wednesday.


The match ended in an anti-climax for India as just after getting topped the round robin phases with an unbeaten file.

In the other semifinal of the working day, South Korea defeat Pakistan 6-5 in a thrilling contest.

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