Asia Cup hockey 2022 Live: Stay updated with Times of India to get all the live score updates of Asia Cup hockey 2022. A new-look Indian team paid for its inexperience and profligacy with Asian champions Japan soundly thrashing them 5-2 in a group A league match. Having drawn against Pakistan in the opening game, India’s chances after this defeat will be badly dented as even a big win against Indonesia in the last game might not be enough for qualification to the knock-out stages.Read Less
Match Report | Japan crush India 5-2, Sardar Singh-coached team looking at exit door
A new-look Indian team paid for its inexperience and profligacy with Asian champions Japan soundly thrashing them 5-2 in a group A league match of the men’s Asia Cup hockey championship on Tuesday. Having drawn against Pakistan in the opening game, India’s chances after this defeat will be badly dented as even a big win against Indonesia in the last game might not be enough for qualification to the knock-out stages.
India’s chance to make it to the next round now depends on the result of Pakistan vs Japan on Thursday
Full Time! India put in a valiant effort but was defeated by Japan by three goals in today's Hero Asia Cup in Jakar… https://t.co/wKrhpNdiOq
A tough game for India
Hero Moments of the Match Japan vs India #heroasiacup2022 https://t.co/QeM8sBSqO2
FT: Japan beat India 5-2 to top the Pool A standings
What a frenetic end to the match, with as many as four goals scored in the fourth and final quarter. India were trailing 1-2 at the end of the third quarter, and they lost their second Pool A game 2-5 in the end of the contest. The victory took Japan to the top of the Pool A standings with six points from two games, ahead of Pakistan who have 4 points from two games. India remained stranded at third with just 1 point, and their chance to reach the next round looks bleak now. India play hosts Indonesia, the weakest team in the pool, on Thursday in their third and final pool game.
Q4 12′ – SAVE! Japanese keeper makes a good save to deny Neelam Sanjeep’s drag flick.
Q4 12′ – Second Penalty Corner for India
Q4 11′ – GOAL!! Kawabi scores his second goal, and makes it 5-2 for Japan.
Q4 10′ – GOAL!! Yamazaki taps in and makes it 4-2 for Japan.
Q4 9′ – YELLOW CARD for India’s Karthi Selvam, and he is out for at least 5 minutes.
Q4 9′ – MISSED! Japan miss a good chance to increase the lead against India
Q4 8′ – Green Card for Pawan Rajbhar. India a man down for the next two minutes
Q4 6′ – India went for a variation and missed the chance to make a shot on goal. Wasted!
Q4 6′ – First Penalty Corner for India. Japan going for a video referral. Verdict: It’s a PC for India.
Q4 5′ – GOAL!! Uttam Singh scores for India. It’s 2-3 vs Japan.
Q4 4′ – GOAL!!! Ooka scores a field goal to make it 3-1 for Japan
Q4 3′ – Long corner for India. But it ends with a free-hit for Japan.
Q4 gets underway…
End of Q3: India trail Japan 1-2 at the break
Q3 15′ – GOAL!!! Pawan Raj Bhar scores a field goal for India. It’s 1-2 vs Japan.
With just a few seconds left in the third quarter, India skipper Birendra Lakra released a powerful ball into the Japan circle and Pawan Raj Bhar made no mistake in deflecting the ball into the Japanese nets. Good comeback from India after conceding a second goal to Japan.
Q3 12′ – MISSED! This time Kawabi misses the tap in, in front of an open India goal.