Tokyo Olympics Hockey quarterfinals: India beat Great Britain 3-1 to enter their first Olympic semi-finals after 41 years, will face Belgium

Tokyo Olympics Hockey quarterfinals: India vs Great Britain- Team India has reached their first Olympic semi-final after 41 years after defeating Great Britain 3-1 in the quarterfinals. After the Men in Blue made it past the group stage having won four of their five group matches, they have knocked Great Britain out of the Tokyo Olympics in the quarterfinals stage. They will now face Belgium in the semi-finals.

Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, and Hardik Singh all put their names on the scoresheet to help India win this amazing quarterfinals clash. India had 0 penalty corners in the entire match.

A semi-final berth had eluded the Indian men’s hockey team since the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games where the team led by V Baskaran won the eighth Gold medal for India. Coming back to the game, India suffered a blow when skipper Manpreet Singh received a yellow card in the dying minutes, but Hardik scored in the 57th minute to extend India’s lead.

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Dilpreet Singh got India off the mark early as he netted a goal in the seventh minute of the match. Simranjeet stole the possession and passed through England’s defenders to Dilpreet who gave India the lead. Gurjant Singh doubled the lead as he scored right at the start of the second quarter. India maintained the lead and went to the second half of the game with a score of 2-0.

In the third quarter, Sam Ward gave Great Britain something to play for as he netted a goal in the dying minutes of the essay. Great Britain won three back-to-back penalty corners and finally converted the last one into the goal.

Despite the goal, India went into the fourth and final quarter with a lead of 2-1 with a thrilling essay on cards for both sides.

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In the final quarter, Great Britain tried hard to score a goal after breaching the Indian defence. The side even won a penalty corner but PR Sreejesh made a fine save to keep India on top.

Hardik scored in the closing stages as India defeated Great Britain 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics. The team will face Belgium in the semis

Starting lineup for India

Shirt
No.
Name
2
SINGH Dilpreet
3
SINGH Rupinder Pal
6
KUMAR Surender
7
SINGH Manpreet

(C)

8
SINGH Hardik
11
SINGH Mandeep
13
SINGH Harmanpreet
16
PARATTU RAVEENDRAN Sreejesh
17
SUMIT
18
SHARMA Nilakanta
30
ROHIDAS Amit
9
SINGH Gurjant
10
SINGH Simranjeet
21
SINGH Shamsher
22
KUMAR Varun
32
PRASAD Vivek Sagar

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Starting lineup for Great Britain

5
AMES David
13
WARD Samuel Ian
15
ROPER Phillip
16
DIXON Adam Graham

(C)

18
CREED Brendan William John
20
PAYNE Oliver
21
ANSELL Liam Paul
25
WALLER Jack
26
GALL James Richard
29
SORSBY Thomas
32
WALLACE Zachary
6
DRAPER Jacob Benjamin
8
SHIPPERLEY Rupert Scott
10
GRIFFITHS Christopher
11
SLOAN Ian Martin
27
SANFORD Liam

 

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@5:25 PM: We are a few minutes away from the grand quarterfinals between India and Great Britain.

@5:15 PM: While we wait for the men’s hockey team to take on Great Britain, our ace shuttler PV Sindhu is fighting for a bronze medal. Follow live updates of that match here.

@5:10 PM:

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Tokyo Olympics: India vs Great Britain head to head record-

  • India faced Great Britain twice in the 2018 Commonwealth games. While India won the group stage fixture 4-3, Britain clinched a 2-1 win in the Bronze medal match to deny India a podium finish.
  • India are ranked No.3 in the world and will start as favourites having won three games on the trot.
  • Great Britain, ranked sixth in the world, are yet to find momentum, and drew their last two games.
  • Great Britain have not won an Olympics medal since Seoul in 1988. They came close to winning it in 2012 in London but lost to Australia in the bronze medal match.
  • India themselves are eyeing their first semi-final spot in 41 years after their 190 Olympics win.
  • The two teams had famously played in the 1948 Olympics Gold medal match, which was India’s first Olympic gold as an independent nation.
  • India defeated Great Britain in the knockout stages of the 1952 and the 1960 Olympics, while clinched a win in the 1972 Olympics group stages.

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Tokyo Olympics: India results in Group Stage

India beat New Zealand 3-2
India lost to Australia 7-1
India beat Spain 3-0
India beat Argentina 3-1
India beat Japan 5-3

Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain results in Group stage

Great Britain beat South Africa 3-1
Great Britain beat Canada 3-1
Great Britain lost to Germany 5-1
Great Britain drew with Netherlands 2-2
Great Britain drew with Belgium 2-2

Tokyo Olympics Hockey quarterfinals: India vs Great Britain squads

India: Manpreet Singh (captain), PR Sreejesh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Surender Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Sumit, Gurjant Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Varun Kumar, Mandeep Singh and Simranjeet Singh.

Great Britain: Adam Dixon (captain), David Ames, Ian Sloan, Sam Ward, Jacob Draper, Rupert Shipperley, Zach Wallace, Ollie Payne, Liam Ansell, Brendan Creed, James Gall, Chris Griffiths, Phil Roper, Liam Sanford, Tom Sorsby, Zach Wallace and Jack Waller.

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Tokyo Olympics Hockey quarterfinals: India vs Great Britain match details

Time: 5:30 PM

Date: 1-08-2021

Venue: Oi Hockey Stadium, North Pitch

Tokyo Olympics Hockey quarterfinals: India vs Great Britain live streaming

The India vs Great Britain quarter-final hockey match at the Tokyo Olympics will be telecast live on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony Six and Sony SIX HD TV channels in India. Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 4 and Sony TEN 4 HD will broadcast Tokyo 2020 in regional languages. Live streaming of the India vs Great Britain men’s Olympics hockey match will be available on Sony Liv. Live broadcast is subject to Sony.

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