Asia Cup hockey: India beat Japan 2-1 in first Super 4 league match, avenge pool loss

New Delhi, 28/5: The Indian men’s hockey team scored two fantastic field goals to beat Japan 2-1 in its first Super 4 league match and avenge its loss in the pool stage of the Asia Cup here on Saturday.



The defending champions, who lost 2-5 against Japan in the pool stage, scored two eye-catching field goals through Manjeet (8th minute) and Pawan Rajbhar (35th) to register a narrow win.


Japan’s lone goal came from a penalty corner through Takuma Niwa in the 18th minute.

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