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India vs Canada Hockey World Cup 2018 as it happened: IND beat CAN 5-1, qualify for quarters

Hockey World Cup 2018 Updates: as it happened: India booked their spot in the quarter final of the 2018 Hockey World Cup after hammering canada 5-1.

By HT Correspondent | Dec 08, 2018 23:40 IST

India booked their spot in the quarter finals of the Hockey World Cup 2018 after thrashing Canada 5-1 in their last Pool C game of the tournament. Goals from Harmanpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Lalit Upadhyay (2) and Amit Rohidas were enough for the hosts to register what in the end was a routine win. Canada at one stage equalized to make things nervy for India but a four goal blitz in the last quarter saw them qualify easily enough. Canada are through to the crossovers along with Belgium who won their match 5-1 against South Africa earlier.

20:37 hrs IST

Thanks for joining us

What a remarkable day for India, thrashing Canada 5-1. that’s it from us for today though. See you soon.

20:35 hrs IST

Man of the match

For his two goals Lalit Upadhyay is the man of the match.

20:30 hrs IST

India win

All Over!!!!! India have thrashed Canada 5-1 and qualified for the quarter-finals of the Hockey World Cup. Goals from Harmanpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Lalit Upadhyay (2) and Amit Rohidas.

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India with fifth

Lalit Upadhyay gets his second goal and India get their fifth. 5-1 to the hosts. It’s been a demolition

20:17 hrs IST

Last five minutes

last knockings of this game and it looks like it’s all but done and dusted.

20:14 hrs IST

India get fourth

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! India score their fourth goal and it’s Amit with the goal this time. IND lead 4-1

20:08 hrs IST

India lead 3-1

Two goals in quick succession and India are now 3-1 up. Chinglensana and lalit with the goals early in the fourth quarter.

20:01 hrs IST

Whiskers wide

The ball goes inches wide as Mandeep goes on a mazy run.

19:59 hrs IST

India all over the place

India have been all over the place in Q3. They need to get their act together.

19:56 hrs IST

Canada equalise

Just as we were saying , India have been hit with an equaliser. Van Son with the goal and the score is now 1-1. India need a Goal!!!!!!!!!!!

19:51 hrs IST

India need to be careful

As dominant as India have been the hosts have to be careful that they don’t succumb to a sucker punch. A draw is no good to India. They need to win.

19:49 hrs IST

Close for India

Chance for India the ball just flashes wide of the goal. Excellent build up play.

19:47 hrs IST

Q3 underway

Q3 is Underway. India 1-0 ahead.

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Half time

Half time and India still 1-0 up thanks to 13th minute strike from Harmanpreet Singh. If the result stays the same the hosts are through to the quarters.

19:31 hrs IST

India very nearly with a second

Akashdeep very nearly with the second goal for India. The Canadian goalie is up to the task and denies him with his feet.

19:30 hrs IST

Canada back to 11

After a green card to one of their players Canada are back to their full quota of players.

19:26 hrs IST

Canada coming into it

Canada in the last five minutes have picked up their game and have threatened India, mainly down India’s right. Nothing to trouble Sreejesh though. Yet!!!

19:23 hrs IST

All India so far

Canada looks like are still in the dressing room! It’s all been India so far. As things stand India are into the quarter-finals.

19:21 hrs IST

Q2 begins

Q2 is underway

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End of Q1

End of Q1 and India lead 1-0 courtesy Harmanpreet.

19:16 hrs IST

India lead

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!! India lead against Canada and it’s Harmanpreet with the goal from a Penalty Corner. What a strike.

19:11 hrs IST

Electrifying by Mandeep

Mandeep nearly with the opening goal!!!! India break on the counter and Mandeep beats two defenders but can’t get the goal.

19:09 hrs IST

Nearly for India!!!!

A nice diagonal pass finds Manpreet on the left and his centre is saved well by the Canadian Goalie.

19:06 hrs IST

Surendr doing well

Surender Kumar has been doing well on the right. His passing could be a big outlet for India. Canada staying compact in the opening stages.

19:03 hrs IST

Good Start by India

It’s been a bright start by the hosts as they look to get an early advantage.

19:01 hrs IST

Match begins

India’s Pool C match against Canada is underway. The noise is deafening.

18:58 hrs IST

Almost time

The match is set to begin imminently

18:54 hrs IST

Here come the teams

The teams are out on the turf. Manpreet Singh leads out India.

18:52 hrs IST

India line-up

Here is the line-up for India for their match against Canada.


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What India need now!

India are now second in the table before their match against Canada. A win would take India directly into the quarterfinal while a draw or a defeat would mean India are into the crossover round.

Canada are also through unless they lose by a margin of more than 8 goals.

18:36 hrs IST

Other match

Belgium have beaten South Africa 5-1 in other match.

17:47 hrs IST

In other match

Belgium are currently 4-1 up against South Africa and if the result stays the same India will not be knocked out whatever happens against Canada. India though will be looking to get a direct entry in the quarters.

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Hello and Welcome

Hello and Welcome to the live updates for the match between India and Canada at the Hockey World Cup. It’s gonna be a cracker.