Harmanpreet Singh (8th, 53rd minutes) converted two penalty corners, while Akashdeep Singh found the net from a field effort in the 42nd minute for his second goal of the 2021 Asian Champions Trophy as India beat Pakistan 3-1.
A clinical India beat Pakistan 3-1 to consolidate their position at the top of the 2021 Men's Asian Champions Trophy competition. Harmanpreet Singh scored a brace. Catch highlights of India vs Pakistan hockey match.
Going by past record, Pakistan definitely hold an edge but on form, India will definitely start as favourites on Friday. The last time both the neighbours played each other was in the league stages of the Asian Champions Trophy in 2018.
India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a Men's Asian Champions Trophy 2021 match on Friday. Check full squads, match preview, live start time, TV channels, live streaming details here.
Apart from Dilpreet, Jarmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhayay, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Mor and Harmanpreet Singh, all got their names on the scoresheet against Bangladesh in Asian Champions Trophy on Wednesday.
India and South Korea played out a 2-2 draw in the first match of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament 2021. India are the joint defending champions with Pakistan.
India have selected a relatively younger side for the Asian Champions Trophy leaving as many as eight players from the Tokyo Olympics squad. India have won this tournament thrice since its inception in 2011.
India will be without as many as eight players from the Tokyo Olympics squad in the Asian Champions Trophy including veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh. India play Korea on December 14 in campaign opener.
Asif Bajwa, the secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), said both the goalkeepers in the Pakistan camp, Amjad Ali and Mazhar Abbas, were not issued visas for Bangladesh.
Led by Manpreet Singh, the Indian men’s hockey team will be without eight top players including veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who has been rested. India begin their campaign on December 14 vs Korea.
Siegfried Aikman, who coached Japan in the Tokyo Olympics a few months ago, will observe Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy in Bangladesh. He will take over the coaching duties of the teams after the tournament.
The India women's hockey team joins Malaysia, who faced a similar fate after being hit by the dreaded Covid-19 virus in the Asian Champions Trophy. India had thrashed Thailand 13-0 in their opener.
The coronavirus pandemic had cast its shadow on the 2021 Women's Asian Champions Trophy Hockey Tuesday itself when India's second match against Malaysia was cancelled due to COVID-related issues.
Argentina had earlier won the FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup crown way back in 2005 in Rotterdam where they defeated Australia 2-1 in the final. Germany are the six-time champions.
The third-fourth place play-off was a chance for India to avenge their 4-5 defeat against France in their FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2021 opener, but it was not to be as the European side continued to dominate the hosts.
Apart from Gurjit Kaur's five goals, Vandana, Lilima Minz, Jyoti, Rajwinder Kaur, Sonika and Monika scored for India vs Thailand in their Women's Asian Champions Trophy opener.
Hockey India had earlier decided to withdraw its teams from the 2022 CWG, citing COVID-19 related concerns and short turnaround time between Birmingham Games and Hangzhou Asian Games, a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Defending champion India’s hopes for back-to-back FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup title went up in smoke on Friday when they lost 4-2 against Germany in the semifinals. Germany will face Argentina in the final.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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