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India vs Japan Highlights, Asian Games Hockey: India beat Japan 5-1 to win gold medal, qualify for Paris Olympics

Asian Games 2023 men's hockey: India beat Japan 5-1 to win gold in Hangzhou
India vs Japan Highlights, Asian Games Men's Hockey final
India vs Japan Highlights, Asian Games Men's Hockey final

India vs Japan Highlights, Asian Games Men's Hockey final: The Indian men's hockey team continued their commanding show at the Asian Games and finished the campaign with a five star performance. Leading the side from front, Harmanpreet, arguably the world's best drag flicker at the moment, scored twice as India beat Japan 5-1 to win the gold medal. ...Read More

The proceedings kicked-off with Japan displaying watertight defence and didn't allow India to create any real chance until the final minute of the first quarter. India were then awarded a penalty corner, which was easily dealt by Japan. Manpreet Singh, the man who had led India to a historic bronze in Tokyo, broke the deadlock in the 25th minute with a powerful reverse flick.

Harmanpreet then joined the scoresheet as India extended their lead to 2-0 two minutes into the third quarter. Four minutes later Amit Rohidas made it 3-0 converting from a penalty corner.

Abhishek then added a fourth goal early in the fourth and final quarter and Harmanpreet wrapped the show with his second strike with a minute remaining for the final hooter.

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Oct 6, 2023 5:29 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India win gold medal

That is the final hooter as India beat Japan 5-1 in the men's hockey final to win a gold medal in the Asian Games.

With this outcome, the Indian team also qualifies for the Paris Olympics.

Oct 6, 2023 5:27 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India score

India get a penalty corner right before full-time and Harmanpreet does the rest. Scores his second goal to take India to a five star finish. IND 5-1 JPN (59')

Oct 6, 2023 5:24 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India roll the ball around

India roll the ball around, tries to build an attack after a combination of passes. However, Abhishek fails to control it inside the striking circle as the ball goes out of play. IND 4-1 JPN (56')

Oct 6, 2023 5:19 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Mandeep Singh injured

Mandeep Singh pulls his hamstring seven minutes before full-time and is forced to leave the field. IND 4-1 JPN (53')

Oct 6, 2023 5:17 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Japan open their account

Japan create a chance with two players near the goal but Sreejesh deals with the danger but concedes a penalty corner in the process.

Another save by Sreejesh during the penalty corner, but Japan are awarded with another one, which also help them open their account. IND 4-1 JPN (54')

Oct 6, 2023 5:13 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Powerful finish by Abhishek

A powerful finish by Abhishek as he beats the goalkeeper with a strong shot, almost from the edge of the striking circle. Beats the keeper at the near angle, giving an idea about the pace behind it. IND 4-0 JPN (52')

Oct 6, 2023 5:09 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: 4th quarter underway

The fourth quarter is underway and India maintain a similar tempo. IND 3-0 JPN (47')

Oct 6, 2023 5:06 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: End of third quarter

The third quarter comes to an end and India enter the final 15 minutes with a 3-0 lead.

Oct 6, 2023 5:02 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India keep building pressure

While the attack has been good, the defence has been equally solid. The Indians keep pressing when Japan gets any sort of ball posession.

Meanwhile, there is another Indian attack but the ball is saved by the Japanese goalie. IND 3-0 JPN (40')

Oct 6, 2023 4:57 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India score 3rd goal

Despite a 2-0 advantage, India continue the attack on Japan, who gets a long corner on the other end. But no real threat as Indians once again rush towards the Japanese goal, following which they earn another penalty corner.

Amit Rohidas makes it 3-0. Takes a powerful attempt at the goal, almost straight at the goalie but the pace behind the ball does the trick. IND 3-0 JPN (37')

Oct 6, 2023 4:52 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India 2-0 up

India get a penalty corner early in the third quarter. Hardik injects towards Harmanpreet, who drag flicks but the ball hits a rushing Japanese player.

India get a second penalty corner, similar outcome.

Third time Harmanpreet beats the defence and the goalkeeper to double their lead. Rams the ball in the left corner of the post. IND 2-0 JPN (32')

Oct 6, 2023 4:48 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Action resumes

The action resumes as India lead 1-0.

Oct 6, 2023 4:38 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Half-time

That will be the end of first half as it is India, who walk into the interval with a 1-0 lead.

30 minutes remain between India and the gold medal.

Oct 6, 2023 4:35 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Japan search for equaliser

India build another attack but the ball is cleared for a long corner. India fail to do much as the ball rolls wide of the goalpost.

Meanwhile, there is another attack on the other side as well and Krishan Pathak makes an excellent save. IND 1-0 JPN (28')

Oct 6, 2023 4:31 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India break deadlock

Japan now try to build their own attack but loses posession even before they could penetrate inside the circle.

Meanwhile, India have scored a goal with Manpreet Singh breaking the deadlock with a reverse hit. The ball reached to him on a rebound coming after a save by the Japanese keeper.

Japan take the review but it is an unsuccessful one. IND 1-0 JPN (25')

Oct 6, 2023 4:26 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Japan focus on defence

Japan have kept their focus on defence as India rotate the ball inside the Japanese half, before losing the ball inside the striking circle. IND 0-0 JPN (21')

Oct 6, 2023 4:23 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Penalty corner!

India get a second penalty corner and we see a different variation. Harmanpreet prepares for a dragflick but rolls the ball towards Manpreet as two Japanese defenders rush towards him. Manpreet then sets it up for Amit Rohidas but the ball sails over the goalpost. IND 0-0 JPN (18')

Oct 6, 2023 4:19 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Second quarter

The second quarter is underway and India search for an early attack. However. watertight defending by Japan avoids the danger. IND 0-0 JPN (16')

Oct 6, 2023 4:17 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: End of 1st quarter

India get a penalty corner right at the end of 1st quarter. Harmanpreet in focus but it is the Japanese goalkeeper, who wins the battle. Makes a crucial save to keep the deadlock intact. IND 0-0 JPN

Oct 6, 2023 4:12 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Good defending

Brilliantly defended by Japan as Abhishek squares the ball from the right flank towards Manpreet, but there is an interception before the ball could reach the Indian. IND 0-0 JPN (11')

Oct 6, 2023 4:09 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Japan keep India on toes

A Japanese player runs with the ball, dribbling in between two defender before releasing the ball forward. The attacker from left flank fails to match the speed of the ball. IND 0-0 JPN (7')

Oct 6, 2023 4:07 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Save

An excellent attack by India as Viveksagar Prasad hits a reverse flick, which is saved by the Japanese goalie. IND 0-0 JPN (5')

Oct 6, 2023 4:05 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Good build up

A good build up by India as Abhishek finds the ball inside the striking circle, but he concedes a foul.

Japan then builds a quick counter but once again no real threat. IND 0-0 JPN (3')

Oct 6, 2023 4:01 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Match starts

The 1st quarter is underway. Japan show good intention but no threat at the goal. IND 0-0 JPN

Oct 6, 2023 3:57 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Pre-match rituals

The players arrive in the middle for the pre-match rituals. Action to start shortly.

Oct 6, 2023 3:54 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India’s Road to Final

India have dished out a commanding show in the Asian Games and had topped Pool A.

They started the campaign with a thumping 16-0 win over Uzbekistan, following which they hammered Singapore 16-1.

They also met Japan in the pool stage and defeated them 4-2. Against arch rivals Pakistan India hammered 10 goals and conceded 2.

India then beat Bangladesh 12-0.

In the semifinal, they engaged in a 5-3 win against South Korea.

Oct 6, 2023 3:42 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India starting XI

Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Jarmanpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Sumit, Amit Rohidas, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Shamsher Singh, Abhishek, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh

Oct 6, 2023 3:36 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: What happened in the semis

India engaged in a thrilling contest with South Korea in the semifinal, with Harmanpreet and Co. getting a 5-3 win over their opponents.

Japan, on the other hand, defeated hosts China 3-2 to set-up a finale date with India.

Oct 6, 2023 3:23 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Head-to-Head

The two teams have met 27 times since 2013, and India have 22 wins as against Japan's thrice, while two games ended in draws.

Oct 6, 2023 3:14 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: JPN at the Games

Gold: 2018

Bronze: 1966, 1970

Oct 6, 2023 3:04 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score, Asian Games Men's Hockey final: IND at the Games

Gold: 1966, 1998, 2014

Silver: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1990, 1994, 2002

Bronze: 1986, 2018

Oct 6, 2023 2:57 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score, Asian Games Men's Hockey final: A look at JPN's performance in Asiad finals

Only once in history have Japan made the final, in 2018 Jakarta, and they claimed the gold medal with a 3-1 (6-6) win via penalty shootout against Malaysia.

Oct 6, 2023 2:47 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score, Asian Games Men's Hockey final: A look at IND's performance in Asiad finals

India have qualified for the final at Asian Games 12 times previously, the most by any team im history. They won only three times with seven of those defeats happening against Pakistan.

Oct 6, 2023 2:33 PM IST

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the men's hockey final between India and defending champions Japan in Hangzhou. Stay tuned for more updates!

Oct 6, 2023 3:54 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India’s Road to Final

India have dished out a commanding show in the Asian Games and had topped Pool A.

They started the campaign with a thumping 16-0 win over Uzbekistan, following which they hammered Singapore 16-1.

They also met Japan in the pool stage and defeated them 4-2. Against arch rivals Pakistan India hammered 10 goals and conceded 2.

India then beat Bangladesh 12-0.

In the semifinal, they engaged in a 5-3 win against South Korea.

Oct 6, 2023 3:42 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: India starting XI

Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Jarmanpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Sumit, Amit Rohidas, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Shamsher Singh, Abhishek, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh

Oct 6, 2023 3:36 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: What happened in the semis

India engaged in a thrilling contest with South Korea in the semifinal, with Harmanpreet and Co. getting a 5-3 win over their opponents.

Japan, on the other hand, defeated hosts China 3-2 to set-up a finale date with India.

Oct 6, 2023 3:23 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: Head-to-Head

The two teams have met 27 times since 2013, and India have 22 wins as against Japan's thrice, while two games ended in draws.

Oct 6, 2023 3:14 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score: JPN at the Games

Gold: 2018

Bronze: 1966, 1970

Oct 6, 2023 3:04 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score, Asian Games Men's Hockey final: IND at the Games

Gold: 1966, 1998, 2014

Silver: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1990, 1994, 2002

Bronze: 1986, 2018

Oct 6, 2023 2:57 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score, Asian Games Men's Hockey final: A look at JPN's performance in Asiad finals

Only once in history have Japan made the final, in 2018 Jakarta, and they claimed the gold medal with a 3-1 (6-6) win via penalty shootout against Malaysia.

Oct 6, 2023 2:47 PM IST

India vs Japan Live score, Asian Games Men's Hockey final: A look at IND's performance in Asiad finals

India have qualified for the final at Asian Games 12 times previously, the most by any team im history. They won only three times with seven of those defeats happening against Pakistan.

Oct 6, 2023 2:33 PM IST

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the men's hockey final between India and defending champions Japan in Hangzhou. Stay tuned for more updates!