As it happened | Hockey World Cup 2018: India 5-1 Canada

India vs Canada Photograph: Others

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 08, 2018, 02.51 PM (IST)

India vs Canada - Full time

Final whistle!

India defeated Canada 5-1 and are through to the World Cup quarters!

Harmanpreet Singh scored the first goal for the team.

Vice-captain Chinglensana Kangujam scored the second to give his team a 2-1 lead.

Lalit Upadhyay struck twice and local boy Amit Rohidas also helped team India with a brilliant goal to finish 5-1.

Final score: India 5-1 Canada


India vs Canada - Quarter 4

The fourth and final quarter has ended.

The final score is, India 5-1 Canada.


India vs Canada - Quarter 4

Nothing can be better than this for team India right now!

Lalit Upadhyay struck again and added the fifth star in today's game.

What a brilliant goal after an amazing run.

India 5-1 Canada


India vs Canada - Quarter 4

The fourth and final quarter belongs to India.

The lead is now 4-1, it seems team India has well and truly found their groove as Amit Rohidas finds the target from his penalty corner attempt.

Local lad Rohidas is overwhelmed after scoring in front of own crowd.


India vs Canada - Quarter 4

The lead has been extended further!

Lalit Upadhyay scored this time and the score is 3-1.

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India 3-1 Canada


India vs Canada - Quarter 4

The vice-captain Chinglen kangujam scored and gave a 2-1 lead to India.


India vs Canada - Quarter 4

The final quarter begins!


India vs Canada - Quarter 3

Now, after the equaliser, Canada will look for a better finish.

The hosts are not in a comfortable position right now. 


India vs Canada - Quarter 3

It's an equaliser!

Floris van Son scored to bring Canada back in the game.

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Score: India 1-1 Canada 


India vs Canada - Quarter 3

India will not only look for a win but also they need a better goal difference than Belgium to qualify directly for the quarter-final clashes.

Belgium is currently atop of Pool C after thrashing South Africa 4-1.


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India vs Canada


India vs Canada - Half time

Score: India 1-0 Canada

When it comes to possession, Canada team was better with 53 per cemt of possession.

While, India had 19 circle penetrations.

Circle penetrations: India 19-6 Canada

India got three penalty corners and converted one, their only goal so far.


India vs Canada - Quarter 2

The second quarter ends!

Score remains same.

India 1-0 Canada


India vs Canada - Quarter 1

First Quarter has ended and India have dominated the game so far.

Not only the possession, but also took 1-0 lead.

Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty and the score is 1-0.


India vs Canada

Here is the Playing XI:

India: Manpreet Singh (C), PR Sreejesh (GK), Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Chinglensana Kangujam, Nilakanta Sharma, Simranjeet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Akashdeep Singh.

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Canada: Scott Tupper (C), Gabriel Ho-Garcia, Gordon Johnston, Balraj Panesar, Keegan Pereira, Mark Pearson, James Wallace, John Smythe, Matthew Sarmento, Sukhi Panesar, Antoni Kindler (GK).


India vs Canada

The game begins...

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India vs Canada


India vs Canada

Here is the probable XI for today's clash:

India: Manpreet Singh (C), PR Sreejesh (GK), Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Chinglensana Kangujam, Nilakanta Sharma, Simranjeet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Akashdeep Singh.

Canada: Scott Tupper (C), Gabriel Ho-Garcia, Gordon Johnston, Balraj Panesar, Keegan Pereira, Mark Pearson, James Kirkpatrick, John Smythe, Matthew Sarmento, Sukhi Panesar, David Carter (GK).


India vs Canada

Besides the better rankings, India enjoy a superior head-to-head record against Canada. Since 2013, India and Canada have played five matches against India with the hosts having won three, lost one and drawn one.

But it would be easier said than done as the Canadians have improved tremendously over the years, especially their defence, which was visible in their first game against Belgium.

The onus would be on India's lethal forward line comprising Mandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Akashdeep Singh and Lalit Upadhyay to take responsibility.

The Indian midfield, led by skipper Manpreet Singh, has so far produced a decent show, while the defence need to be more agile and cautious, especially considering the fact that the backline is infamous for crumbling under pressure towards the end.


India vs Canada

Team India would look to seal a direct quarter-final berth with a win against Canada in their final Pool C match.

World number 5 India are currently leading Pool C with four points from two games ahead of Olympic silver medallist Belgium on account of a better goal difference.

India thrashed South Africa 5-0 and drew 2-2 against Belgium in their earlier matches, while Canada lost 1-2 against the Red Lions before eking out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against the Africans.


India vs Canada

India 

Head coach: Harendra Singh

Squad: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Varin Kumar, Kothajit Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Manpreet Singh (C), Chinglensana Kangujam, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singh.

Canada

Head coach: Paul Bundy

Squad: Brandon Pereira, Scott Tupper (C), Gabriel Ho-Garcia, Oliver Scholfield, Richard Hildreth, Keegan Pereira, Balraj Panesar, Gordon Johnston, Brenden Bissett, James Wallace, Mark Pearson, Matthew Sarmento, John Smythe, Iain Smythe, James Kirkpatrick, Sukhi Panesar, David Carter, Antoni Kindler.