India hammers China 9-0 in Asian Champions Trophy ACT 2016


India beat China 9-0 in a one-sided contest to seal Asian Champions Trophy semi-final spot. India was leading 4-0 at the half time.

On a high after their morale-boosting win over arch-rivals Pakistan, India played aggresively to score 4 goals is first half before scoring 5 more in the second. India now eyes win against hosts Malaysia tomorrow to finish on top of the round-robin league stage of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament. The draw against South Korea means India can still be behind Malaysia, who have gathered the maximum nine points from three outings.

The victory over Pakistan has reinvigorated the Indian team that was stunned by the spirited show from South Korea, but team coach Roelant Oltmans says the boys need to improve on the fine show against Pakistan.

“We were much stronger than Pakistan, but we need to raise our game further. We can improve on this performance,” says Oltmans. However Oltmans was please with his boys performance against China today