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India beat Japan in 4 tions hockey meet

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Hamilton, Jan 27: India moved past Japan 4-2 to remain unbeaten in the second leg of the Four tions Invitatiol Hockey Tourment at the Gallagher Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.

India will next play World No.3 Belgium in the fil on Sunday. The 2016 Olympic silver medallists beat hosts New Zealand 4-0 to enter the fil.

India overcame the Japanese challenge with late goals by Mandeep Singh (58th minute) and Ramandeep Singh (58th) to win. The other goal scorers for India were Vivek Sagar Prasad (12th) and Varun Kumar (30th). Seren Taka (14th) and Shota Yamada (43rd) scored for Japan, who will face New Zealand in the third-place match.

Coming into the match against Japan with stunning victories against New Zealand (3-2) and Belgium (5-4), India started well, keeping the ball for most part of the first quarter and came up with accurate passes to make their way into the Japanese striking circle. IANS

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