Goel congratulates Indian hockey team, Srikanth

Marcus Newton
June 20, 2017

With the win, India are now top of Pool B with three wins in three matches.

India will next play the Netherlands on Tuesday, while Pakistan will face Scotland on Monday.

Akashdeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Talwinder Singh scored tow goals each as India defeated Pakistan 7-1 in their FIH Hockey World League Semifinal encounter.

It London, India, Pakistan, Argentina, England, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Canada and Scotland are fighting for the finals. Sardar helped Akashdeep a goal while Manpreet and Harjit Singh did their bit to forward the ball and cut back to defend according to plan.

India have a fair record against Canada, having won their league stage matches in the 2015 and 2016 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup with a score of 5-3 and 3-1 respectively.

The results: India 7 (Harmanpreet Singh 13 & 33, Talwinder Singh 21 & 24, Akashdeep Singh 47 & 59 and Pardeep Mor 49) bt Pakistan 1 (Umar Bhutta 57).

With their place already secured in the quarterfinals, India would be hoping to keep up the good work and keep a clean slate going into the business end of the tournament.

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India won the first penalty corner soon after when a Pakistani defender fouled in the circle.

Harjeet Singh wearing a black arm band during Pakistan match.

Amidst all the anger and disappointment, India did beat Pakistan last night but not in cricket, it was in Hockey.

Both teams traded PCs in the second quarter with Pakistan winning a PC in the opening minute of the quarter while India earned a PC in the 18th minute but both teams could not convert the chance.

"We scored some great goals and when we score the type of goals that we did today, that is what makes a coach happy". "We played well in first two quarter but were a bit unlucky to convert chances in the third and fourth quarter, credit must go to the Canadian goalkeeper for coming up with good saves".

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DESIblitz congratulates India on this fantastic win against Pakistan and wishes them all the best for the future. As sportsmen, the Indian hockey teams have always shown solidarity and compassion towards the soldiers and have often dedicated their victories to the Indian Army.

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