Hockey World Cup: Literally a 12th man for Japan, FIH to probe incident

Bhubaneswar, 18/1: The FIH World Cup witnessed its first controversy here on Tuesday when Japan ended up having 12 players on the pitch instead of a maximum of 11 during the dying moments of their Pool B game against KoreaLooking for an equaliser after earning a penalty corner right at the death, Japan ended up having an extra player which however didn’t help their cause as Korea defended strongly to walk away 2-1 winners.


While the on-field FIH officials failed to spot the Japanese intrusion, images of it quickly began to circulate on social media, leaving the world body embarrassed


FIH admitted there was a lapse but said the Japanese committed the mistake inadvertently.



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