Asian Games Hockey: Reigning champions India outplay Japan 8-0

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PC: Hockey India

Jakarta, August 25: Reigning Champions Indian Men’s Hockey Team continued their winning streak at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang as they notched up a spirited 8-0 victory against a fighting Japanese squad in their third Pool A match here on Friday. With yet another high-scoring victory margin, India have taken their total goals scored in the tournament to a record 51 goals after winning 17-0 against Indonesia followed by 26-0 against Hong-Kong China in their first-two matches.

SV Sunil (7′), Dilpreet Singh (12′), Rupinder Pal Singh (17′, 38′), Mandeep Singh (32′, 57′), Akashdeep Singh (46′) and Vivek Sagar Prasad (47′) scored in India’s fine win.

India converted 8 of the 23 shots on goal while with six of them being field goals including one PC and one penalty stroke.

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