Junior Hockey World Cup: India's defeat in the opening match, India needs to win the next two matches to reach the quarter-finals
This time India is hosting the Junior Hockey World Cup. India faced France in the opening match of the Junior Hockey World Cup being held in Odisha. In this match played for Pool B, France defeated India 5-4. For France, Captain Timothy performed brilliantly and scored a hat-trick, and one goal each was scored by Mark Benjamin and Celian.
Sanjay Kumar scored
a hat-trick for India. France took the lead early in the match with the help of captain Timothy's goal. He scored the second goal in the seventh minute itself. After this, India's Uttam Singh scored the first goal for the team. Indian team vice-captain Sanjay Singh scored a hat-trick goal against France. He scored his first goal in the 15th minute to level the score 2-2.
The captain of France showed a great game
Both the teams were tied 2-2 at half time, after half time France scored a goal and went 3-2 ahead. The French captain again made the goal 4-2 in 32 minutes. In 48 minutes, Sr. scored a big 5-2 lead for France. France had got a big lead and it was believed that India's defeat would be very bad, but after this, the vice-captain Sanjay performed brilliantly with two penalties. Converted a corner into a goal.
How much will be the next two matches to reach the quarter finals
India will have to beat Canada and Poland in the coming matches to reach the quarter-finals. The match against Canada will be held today at 7:30 pm and the match against Poland will be tomorrow evening. It will be a do or die match for India. The campaign campaign will end.