India vs Japan HIGHLIGHTS, Asian Games 2023 hockey final: IND defeats JPN 5-1 to win gold, Paris 2024 quota

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  • October 06, 2023 17:40
    That’s all for today!!!

    That’s all for today. See you tomorrow when Indian women’s hockey team faces Japan in the bronze medal match at 1:30 PM IST.

  • October 06, 2023 17:32
    Summary of the match-

    Asian Games 2023: India men’s team beats Japan 5-1 to win hockey gold, secures Paris Olympic quota

    India beat Japan 5-1 in the men’s hockey final to win gold medal at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou on Friday.

  • October 06, 2023 17:31

    A minute before match is over Kawahara Yamato of Japan gets a YELLOW CARD. THE WHISTLE BLOWS AS INDIA WINS GOLD AND GETS DIRECT ENTRY TO PARIS 2024 OLYMPICS!!!!

  • October 06, 2023 17:26

    Japanese attempt to enter the Indian D, but is soon intercepted by the Indians counter as Sukhjeet runs through and earns a PC! HARDIK INJECTS AND HARMANPREET SINGH SCORES via a flick as Takumi Kitagawa fails to protect his right corner!!!!

  • October 06, 2023 17:23

    Vivek loses it ball and Nilakanta makes a foul, leading to Japan taking the ball. Hardik intercepts but is tackled by two Japanese defenders but gets a free hits after he fails to stick to the ball.

  • October 06, 2023 17:20

    Will the Indian team be able to make it to Paris 2024 with just six minutes to go?

  • October 06, 2023 17:18
    53’ Mandeep injured!!!

    Mandeep Singh seems to have been injured as he holds his thigh and limps off the field. Abhishek comes in his place.

  • October 06, 2023 17:16

    Sreejesh saves the ball twice, but its PC for Japan as there is a clash of sticks. Tanaka Seren scores off deflection as Japan is awarded its consecutive PC.

  • October 06, 2023 17:13

    Lalit Kumar tries to pass it across but the ball goes to the right flank sideline.

  • October 06, 2023 17:11
    48’ GOAL FOR INDIA!!!

    Abhishek scores as he crosses it over and flicks it into the GOAL after he receives the ball from Hardik!!!!

  • October 06, 2023 17:09

    Japan starts, but India intercept.

    Fun Fact- DID YOU KNOW? Japan has never won against India at the Asian Games!!!!!

  • October 06, 2023 17:06

    Japanese try a fast counter-attack, but Indians try to stop it. Manpreet Singh gets a GREEN CARD at the end of thrid quarter.

  • October 06, 2023 17:04

    Indians hover near the Japanese D as Harmanpreet attempts to pass it across but it goes through the sideline as no Indian is present to receive it.

  • October 06, 2023 17:02

    Crowded D with Gurjant having his back to the goal making it difficult for him to turn and flick it as the ball falls flat.

  • October 06, 2023 17:00

    Aerial from Hardik to Shamsher, who is near the D. Shamsher tries to score but is blocked by the Japanese ‘keeper.

  • October 06, 2023 16:57
    36’ GOAL NO 3 FOR INDIA!!!!!

    Aerial ball by Harmanpreet finds Sukhjeet with the Japanese near him just outside the circle. PC FOR INDIA! Amit Rohidas, who is on the second battery scores off the variation!

  • October 06, 2023 16:54

    Indians continue to full press against Japan, but Lalit doesn’t succeed.

  • October 06, 2023 16:51

    Manpreet hits Masaki’s foot. And its a PC. Make it three PCs. Hardik to Mandeep, who stops the ball as Harmanpreet, who scores with a powerful drag flick. The ball passes to the right of goalkeeper and into the goal!!! India leads 2-0!

  • October 06, 2023 16:48

    Kentaro to start for Japan, with the ball. Fukuda on the left flank with Jarmanpreet blocking, fails to enter the circle.

  • October 06, 2023 16:37
    30’ INDIA LEADS 1-0 AT HALF-TIME!!!!

    As the hooter goes marking the first-half, India leads 1-0 thanks to Manpreet’s reverse flick.

  • October 06, 2023 16:36

    Tanaka is unable to defend against three Indians including Jarmanpreet, who wins the ball.

  • October 06, 2023 16:35

    Sreejesh saves the ball as Japan starts attacking. The ball hits Sumit’s hand as he exits the pitch.

  • October 06, 2023 16:31
    25’ GOAL FOR INDIA!!!!

    India’s Manpreet reverse hit at the goal AND IT’S A GOAL.! However, umpire checks for obstruction by Mandeep. Taiki is benched due to an injury. The goal is referred and it’s given in INDIA’s FAVOUR. Gurjant gets a GREEN CARD, that too just when India scored its goal.

  • October 06, 2023 16:28

    Sukhjeet, Mandeep and Manpreet near the Japanese D to try and attack, but Japan’s defence is impenetrable.

  • October 06, 2023 16:25

    As Japan loses the ball possession, it goes straight back to defence. India attempts to score, but misses the opportunity.

  • October 06, 2023 16:23

    Tanaka tries to enter the Indian circle, but Harmanpreet defends it and due to the dangerous ball, the whistle goes India’s way.

  • October 06, 2023 16:22

    Raiki tries to defend the ball near his circle.

  • October 06, 2023 16:21
    17’ PC FOR INDIA!!!

    Hardik injects. Harmanpreet passes it to the right to Mandeep with Amit Rohidas flicks it off wide on top!

  • October 06, 2023 16:18

    Mandeep Singh starts with the ball. Manpreet gets a whistle blown due to a stick block as he tries to enter the Japanese D.

  • October 06, 2023 16:16
    15’ PC FOR INDIA!!!!

    Hardik to India. Harmanpreet to drag flick, but Takumi saves it and the ball rolls past the back line. The hooter blows as both teams are yet to score!

  • October 06, 2023 16:15

    GREEN CARD FOR JAPAN!! A rough tackle leads to Nagai Yuma.

  • October 06, 2023 16:11

    Abhishek’s cross finds Manpreet Singh, however, the Japanese defender ensures he isnt able to trap the ball.

  • October 06, 2023 16:09

    Long ball by Amit in an attempt to pass to Mandeep Singh, but is intercepted by the Japanese.

  • October 06, 2023 16:08

    Fukuda driving through the left flank, looks for his Japanese teammates but is unable to find anyone and attempts to score, but goes wide.

  • October 06, 2023 16:06

    Sukhjeet in the striking circle, but the reverse flick fails to meet the goal post. High press by the Indians, who are attacking in the first quarter and trying to get Penalty Corners.

  • October 06, 2023 16:04

    Hardik passes the aerial ball from the mid field to Shamsher, who is inside the Japanese circle. Abhishek fails to convert it.

  • October 06, 2023 16:01

    India starts with the ball, but Japan intercepts. Japan goes to the right flank and attempt to penetrate to the Indian D, but are unable to do so.

  • October 06, 2023 15:56
    Both the teams enter the field

    The teams enter the field and the anthems of both teams are being played.

  • October 06, 2023 15:53
    Indian men’s hockey at Asian Games Finals

    Played-12 | Won-3 | Lost-9

  • October 06, 2023 15:47
    India’s Road to Final

    Pool A:

    IND 16-0 UZB

    IND 16-1 SGP

    JPN 2-4 IND

    PAK 2-10 IND

    IND 12-0 BAN

    Semifinal- IND 5-3 KOR

  • October 06, 2023 15:35
  • October 06, 2023 15:34
    What happened the last time India faced Japan?

    The last time India faced Japan was at the Asian Games Pool A encounter. India thrashed Japan 4-2.

    Here is the match report from that match-

    Asian Games 2023: India men’s hockey team beats Japan 4-2, overtakes Pakistan from top of Pool A

    The Indian men’s team continued its winning streak to beat Japan 4-1 in the Pool A match at the Asian Games 2023 on Thursday at the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium in Hangzhou.

  • October 06, 2023 15:22
    Head-to-head Record

    India- 29 | Japan- 3 | Draw- 4

  • October 06, 2023 15:10

    The ghost of Jakarta was finally exorcised as the Indian men’s hockey team entered the Asian Games final and one step closer to an Olympic ticket here on Wednesday with a 5-3 win against South Korea but not before slipping up briefly and getting a scare. It will take on reigning champion Japan in the final after the latter beat China 3-2 to silence a capacity crowd in the other semifinal.

    Three minutes from half time, Harmanpreet Singh was crowded into a corner in the Indian half with three Korean attackers trying to win possession. He controlled the ball and kept them at bay for almost two minutes, getting it in India’s favour but through that period, the stands resonated with wondrous exclamations and applause from both the Indian and Chinese supporters. It was a fine exhibition of the skills that the world expects of Indian players. It was also a pressure release at a time when Korea was going all out to get a goal. (More to follow)

    -Uthra Ganesan

  • October 06, 2023 14:58
    When and where to watch India vs Japan men’s hockey finals at Asian Games?

    India vs Japan men’s hockey finals at Asian Games 2023 will take place on October 6 at 4 PM IST. Sony Sports Network will telecast the match, while Sony LIV will live stream the same.


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