Indian Men’s Hockey ‘A’ Team drew 1-1 with South Korean National Team in the first practice match here at the Sports Authority of India, Campus here in Bengaluru on Tuesday, Hockey India has stated in a Press release.
The South Korean Team, who are here to gain practice ahead of the Asian Games in Jakarta next month, began the match with a good defensive structure. Playing full press, Korea ensured they kept India from making potential forays into the striking circle. Though India won a PC in the first quarter, Rupinder Pal Singh’s flick rebounded off the post.
After the goalless first two quarters, South Korea made the first breakthrough with a field goal by Seo Inwoo in the 31st minute.
India made some good attempts for a field goal in the following minutes, however, could not convert. In the 48th minute, India scored a field goal through Armaan Qureshi.
Though South Korea created a PC too in the second quarter, good defending kept them from scoring and taking a lead.