Asian Champions Trophy: India edge out Japan 3-2 to enter final

India's Varun celebrates after scoring against Japan in the semifinals of the Asian Champions Trophy on Sunday.

Goals from Gurjant Singh (19’), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (44’) and Dilpreet Singh (55’) secured India’s place in the title clash

Muscat (Oman), October 28: Defending champions India secured their passage through to the final of the 5th men’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey as they defeated Japan 3-2 in their Semi-Final match of the competition held here at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Saturday.

The World No. 5 team faced tough competition from the Japanese team but held their nerve to score three goals via Gurjant Singh (19’), Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (44’) and Dilpreet Singh (55’); while Hirotaka Wakuri (22’) and Hirotaka Zendana (56’) scored for Japan in a fierce encounter.

India will play the title clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on 28th October 2018 at 22.40 IST.

Matches will be telecasted live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2 and Hotstar.


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