Hockey WC: India trounce Canada 5-1 in quarter-finals
Lalit Upadhyay scored two goals for India in Pool-C match. The hosts defeated South Africa 5-0 in the first match and followed withdraws 2-2 with Belgium.
The Indian team entered the quarter-finals after winning their last match of Pool-C in the Hockey World Cup. On Saturday, India defeated Canada 5-1 in the Kalinga Stadium. The Indian team will now play their quarter-finals on December 13. In his pool, India got seven points from three matches and he has entered the quarter-finals while on top. India had defeated South Africa 5-0 in their first match, while they played 2-2 draws from their second match Belgium.
India has scored 12 goals in three matches in their pool, whereas they have scored three goals. Belgian also has seven points from three matches. Belgium has scored nine goals and has scored four goals. In this way, India is in the first place with a round difference. The teams of Canada and South Africa stayed in third and fourth positions, with one point each in three or three matches respectively. Belgian and Canada will have to win crossover matches to reach the quarter-finals, while South Africa’s team from Pool C is Eliminated.
However, the Indian team achieved the first penalty corner, trying to keep the ball in front of the first quarter in the beginning. India got this penalty corner in the 10th minute, but Harmanpreet Singh’s attempt was rejected by a player standing in Canada’s defense. However, Harmanpreet succeeded in the second attempt
In the 12th minute, the Indian team got another penalty corner and without making any mistake in redemption, Harmanpreet opened the account of the hosts by scoring a goal. In the next minute, India got another PC, but Canada failed it. The Canadian team did not want to eat the second goal in any way. In this way, he did not allow the second quarter Indian team to score goals.
On the good start of the third quarter, Canada made the field goal by Floris van Sun in the 39th minute to score a score of 1-1. In the last minute, Mandeep passed Lalit Upadhyay, but Lalit could not reach the goal post. Improving this mistake in the fourth quarter, India scored in the 46th minute. Chinglesana Singh scored the goal for the team, on which the Indian team got the 2-1 lead.
After this, Lalit improved his mistake of the third quarter and scored the goal for India in the 47th minute and made it 3-1 ahead. India got this fourth penalty corner this time and this was the best way of getting rid of Amit Rohidas in the 51st-minute Goal gave the team a 4-1 lead. After this, India got a 5-1 lead against the Canadian in the 57th minute on the basis of a fine shot from Lalit and India got the fifth penalty corner in the last minute, but India could not score on this.