Bhubaneshwar, December 8: The Indian men’s hockey team continued their winning run at the ongoing Hockey World Cup 2018, defeating Canada 5-1 in the last Pool C clash here on Saturday.
With the big win, India cemented their quarterfinal berth. Against Canada, Lalit Upadhyay scored a double, while Harmanpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh and Amit Rohidas contributed with a goal each in India’s comprehensive win that put them on the top of the Pool C points table.
India finished the group stage with seven points from three matches. Belgium, who thrashed South Africa 5-1 earlier in the day, have the same points in equal number of matches. However, the Indian team boasted better goal difference over Belgium that confirmed them a direct entry to the quarterfinals.