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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.
The Japanese looked a completely different side on Tuesday as they toyed with the defence of the Manpreet Singh-led side from the beginning.
The Manpreet Singh-led side's confidence must be sky high as they had thrashed Japan 6-0 in their last round-robin match.
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).
After a slow start to the tournament, Olympic bronze-medallist India roared back into the five-team tournament with two consecutive wins.
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
Dilpreet (12th, 22nd and 45th) scored three field goals for India, while Jarmanpreet Singh (33rd, 43rd) struck a brace from penalty corners situations
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
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
Karkera will have big shoes to fill in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament with veteran goalie Sreejesh having been rested.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The tournament is scheduled to be played in Donghae, South Korea from 5-12 December
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
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
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
Siegfried Aikman whose ancestors hailed from Lucknow and Bihar, is currently in Bhubaneswar to pick strategies and tactics at the ongoing World Cup.