Tokyo Olympics 2020 Hockey: In a day’s time, India would play the bronze medal match. The opposition would be either Germany or Australia, and that will not be an easy game as well.
Manpreet Singh and Co went to Belgium 2-5 on Tuesday within the all-important. Men’s Hockey semi-final within the continuous Tokyo Olympics 2020. Implies the dream of 9th gold decoration in hockey. But it is still all to play for as they are still in dispute for a bronze.
India conceded Loick Luypaert scored against India through a penalty corner. But that did not bog them down as they struck back to level things up in the next minute in the first quarter. Hamanpreet Singh scored for India.
The amusement was played at a quick pace as scores were bolted 2-2 at the conclusion of the third quarter. It was the 14 penalty corners conceded by India that came back to haunt them. Belgium converted three out of the 14 and then there was no coming back for India. Sreejesh was like a divider at objective, but he as well permitted five objectives past him out of which one was a punishment.
One felt that the green card to the Manpreet in the last 15 minutes hurt Indian players as it when Belgium scored to get in the lead.
‘Say day because we lost the semi-final. We will now prepare for the bronze medal match. Made some big mistakes by conceding so many PCs. We have a day left and we will have to trust each other for that one match,’ a heartbroken Mandeep Singh after the match.
India would play the bronze medal match. The opposition would be either Germany or Australia, and that will not be an easy game as well.