A file photo of Indian men's hockey team. Photograph:( AFP )
Defending champions India continued their unbeaten run and defeated South Korea 5-3 in a pool match to cruise into the semi-finals of the men's hockey event at the 18th Asian Games on Sunday.
India scored through Rupinder Pal Singh (1st minute), Chinglensana Singh (4th), Lalit Upadhyay (15th), Manpreet Singh (49th) and Akashdeep Singh (55th), while Korea's goals came from the sticks of Manjae Jung (33rd, 35th) and Jonghyun Jang (59th).
With this win, India are leading in Pool A with 12 points from four victories. The title holders will play Sri Lanka in their last pool engagement.
In their previous three games, the Indians had thrashed Indonesia 17-0 before registering a record 26-0 win over Hong Kong China and 8-0 victory over Japan.