India faces Pakistan in Hockey Asian Champions Trophy title clash today

India beats S Korea, plays Pakistan in Final

India on Saturday defeated South Korea 5-4 on penalties and qualified for the final of Asian Hockey Champions Trophy, where we will once again play traditional rivals Pakistan on Sunday for the championship title.

India beats S Korea, plays Pakistan in Final

India beats S Korea, plays Pakistan in Final

India had earlier defeated Pakistan 3-2 in league matches so will be confident going in to the final match. This is India’s third final of the Asian Champions Trophy.

The Indians held off a strong challenge from the Koreans to win 5-4 (2-2) via penalty shoot-out in the first semi-final of the day.

 The two sides were locked 2-2 at the end of the regulation time. For India, Talwinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh found the target in the regulation time while Seo Inwoo and Yang Jihun scored for the Koreans.
Indian captain and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, coming back from injury, stopped the fifth and final South Korean player in the penalty shoot-out, paving the way for India’s win.
The second semi-final also had to be decided by penalty shoot-out as Pakistan scripted a 2-3 (1-1) victory over gritty Malaysia.

 

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