FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup: India Trounce Poland 8-2 To Seal Quarterfinal Berth Against Belgium

Sanjay Kumar, Araijeet Singh Hundal and Sudeep Chirmako scored a brace just about every as defending champions India trounced Poland 8-two to qualify for the quarterfinals of the FIH Men’s Junior Hockey Planet Cup on Saturday. After scoring hat-tips in the 1st two game titles, vice-captain Sanjay (4th, 58th) continued his goal-scoring spree for India even though Hundal (8th, sixtieth), who scored a hat-trick towards Canada, way too registered his title on the scoresheet. Chirmako (twenty fourth, 40th) also contributed in team’s get even though Uttam Singh (thirty fourth) and Shardanand Tiwari (thirty eighth) were the other goal scorers for the hosts in the Pool B video game.

Poland scored both of those their ambitions in the fourth and closing quarter by way of Wojciech Rutkowski (fiftieth) and Robert Pawlak (54th). India will now encounter last edition’s runners-up Belgium in the quarterfinal on December one.

Belgium topped Pool A in advance of Malaysia on goal variance right after both of those the completed on 7 details just about every. After a shock four-5 defeat towards France in their match opener, India thrashed Canada thirteen-one in their second pool match to stay alive in the level of competition.

Up towards Poland in a will have to-get closing pool match, the Indians started out from where by they remaining towards Canada on Thursday and set pressure on the Polish goal from the onset. Their efforts bore fruit as early as in the fourth minute of the match when star dragflicker Sanjay scored his seventh goal of the match, but all over again from a penalty corner.

The Indians stayed aggressive and 4 minutes later on doubled their lead by way of a further penalty corner, this time from the stick of Hundal. Sudeep trippled India’s lead in the twenty fourth minute by way of a great discipline goal to go into the half time main three-.

4 minutes into the 3rd quarter, Uttam prolonged India’s lead with a further discipline strike in advance of Tiwari converted a penalty corner in the thirty eighth minute to make it 5- in India’s favour. Sudeep the moment all over again observed himself in thick of points, scoring a further discipline goal in the 40th minute.


Trailing -6, Poland arrived all out attacking in the closing quarter. They attained a barrage of penalty corners and in the approach observed the internet 2 times to lessen the margin. But India completed on a strong observe when Sanjay and Hundal scored from discipline participate in to register an emphatic get for the hosts.

In the meantime in other matches of the working day, Pakistan beat Egypt three-one in Pool D even though France topped Pool A with an all-get history spanking Canada 11-one. Malaysia beat South Africa four-three to qualify for the quarterfinals as the second-finest crew from Pool A, even though Belgium topped the pool right after beating Chile three-.

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