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Asian Champions Trophy: India edge arch-rivals Pakistan 4-3 to win bronze; South Korea crowned champions
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Asian Champions Trophy: India edge arch-rivals Pakistan 4-3 to win bronze; South Korea crowned champions

After being stunned by Japan 3-5 in the semi-final on Tuesday, much was expected from India against Pakistan. They did press hard and created numerous chances, including 11 penalty corners, out of which they made use of just two.

Asian Champions Trophy: Japan stun title favourites India 5-3, setup summit clash with South Korea
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Asian Champions Trophy: Japan stun title favourites India 5-3, setup summit clash with South Korea

The Japanese looked a completely different side on Tuesday as they toyed with the defence of the Manpreet Singh-led side from the beginning.

Asian Champions Trophy: Confident India start as overwhelming favourites against Japan in semifinal
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Asian Champions Trophy: Confident India start as overwhelming favourites against Japan in semifinal

The Manpreet Singh-led side's confidence must be sky high as they had thrashed Japan 6-0 in their last round-robin match.

Asian Champions Trophy: High-flying India rout Japan 6-0 to end round robin stage unbeaten
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Asian Champions Trophy: High-flying India rout Japan 6-0 to end round robin stage unbeaten

India, who have already sealed a semi-final berth, ended the round-robin stage of the five-nation tournament at the top of the standings with 10 points, ahead of Korea (6), Japan (5), Pakistan (2) and hosts Bangladesh (0).

Asian Champions Trophy: Semifinal spot assured, India to clash with Japan
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Asian Champions Trophy: Semifinal spot assured, India to clash with Japan

After a slow start to the tournament, Olympic bronze-medallist India roared back into the five-team tournament with two consecutive wins.

Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet Singh's double strike hands India 3-1 win over Pakistan
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Asian Champions Trophy: Harmanpreet Singh's double strike hands India 3-1 win over Pakistan

Harmanpreet (8th, 53rd minutes) converted two penalty corners, while comeback man Akashdeep Singh, who missed a berth in the Tokyo Olympics squad, found the net from a field effort in the 42nd minute for his second of the tournament.

Asian Champions Trophy: Dilpreet's hat-trick, Jarmanpreet's brace power India to 9-0 win over Bangladesh
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Asian Champions Trophy: Dilpreet's hat-trick, Jarmanpreet's brace power India to 9-0 win over Bangladesh

Dilpreet (12th, 22nd and 45th) scored three field goals for India, while Jarmanpreet Singh (33rd, 43rd) struck a brace from penalty corners situations

Asian Champions Trophy: Korea fight back to hold India to 2-2 draw
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Asian Champions Trophy: Korea fight back to hold India to 2-2 draw

Trailing 0-2, Korea fought back after the change of ends and scored through Jonghyun Jang in the 41st minute and Sunghyun Kim in the 46th minute to stun the favourites and draw level

Asian Champions Trophy: New cycle starts as Indian men's hockey team take on Korea
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Asian Champions Trophy: New cycle starts as Indian men's hockey team take on Korea

Indian men's hockey team will start its new cycle with a bunch of youngsters aiming to prove their mettle when it begins its campaign against Korea in Dhaka on Tuesday

Will be hard filling PR Sreejesh's shoes, says India goalkeeper Suraj Karkera
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Will be hard filling PR Sreejesh's shoes, says India goalkeeper Suraj Karkera

Karkera will have big shoes to fill in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament with veteran goalie Sreejesh having been rested.

Visa issues force Pakistan to leave for Asian Champions Trophy without goalkeepers
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Visa issues force Pakistan to leave for Asian Champions Trophy without goalkeepers

He said that as an emergency measure, the PHF has decided to send the two goalkeepers who recently represented Pakistan in the Junior World Cup in India -- Abdullah and Waqar.

Asian Champions Trophy: Tournament a great platform for fringe players, says India skipper Manpreet Singh
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Asian Champions Trophy: Tournament a great platform for fringe players, says India skipper Manpreet Singh

This will be India's first outing after the team's historic Olympics bronze medal winning campaign earlier this year. The Manpreet Singh-led side will be without eight players from the Tokyo Games squad, including the likes of veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who has been rested.

Asian Champions Trophy: Indian women's hockey team eases past Thailand with 13-0 win
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Asian Champions Trophy: Indian women's hockey team eases past Thailand with 13-0 win

Dragflicker Gurjit Kaur scored five goals as the Indian women's hockey team thrashed Thailand 13-0 in its first game at the Asian Champions Trophy in Donghae (South Korea) on Sunday

Asian Champions Trophy: Indian women's hockey team leaves for Korea
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Asian Champions Trophy: Indian women's hockey team leaves for Korea

It will be the first tournament for the Indian team since finishing fourth at the Tokyo Olympics. It will face China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia in the single-pool competition.

Manpreet Singh to lead Indian hockey team in Asian Champions Trophy
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Manpreet Singh to lead Indian hockey team in Asian Champions Trophy

While Manpreet will lead the side, star dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh has been named as the vice-captain for the tournament, to be held from 14 to 22 December

Savita Punia to captain India in Rani Rampal's absence at Asian Champions Trophy
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Savita Punia to captain India in Rani Rampal's absence at Asian Champions Trophy

The tournament is scheduled to be played in Donghae, South Korea from 5-12 December

Tokyo Olympic medal-winning hockey stars to join national camp
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Tokyo Olympic medal-winning hockey stars to join national camp

The men's hockey team members, including skipper Manpreet Singh and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, will join the camp in Bhubaneswar ahead of next month's Asian Champions Trophy in Dhaka

Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament postponed once again over COVID-19 concerns
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Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament postponed once again over COVID-19 concerns

The deferred men's edition of the ACT was supposed to be held in Dhaka from 11 to 19 March, while the women's event was to be organised in Donghae, South Korea from 31 March to 6 April.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh says lessons learnt from World Cup
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh says lessons learnt from World Cup

The Indian men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh feels the team has learnt its lessons from the World Cup debacle last year and is geared up for a positive start to the season at the Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Japan’s head coach Siegfried Aikman says he wants to win an Olympic medal in Tokyo
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Japan’s head coach Siegfried Aikman says he wants to win an Olympic medal in Tokyo

Siegfried Aikman whose ancestors hailed from Lucknow and Bihar, is currently in Bhubaneswar to pick strategies and tactics at the ongoing World Cup.