Mumbai, Jan 21: Dabang Mumbai held two-time champions Ranchi Rays 3-3 in the opening game of the fifth edition of Hockey India League at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium here on Saturday. Continue reading “HIL 2017 Match 1: Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays share spoils”
Lucknow: India clinched their second Hockey Junior World Cup title after a 15-year-gap, as they beat Belgium 2-1 in the finals of 11th Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here today.
For India goals came from the sticks of Gurjant Singh in the 8th minute and Simranjeet Singh in the 22nd, while Fabrice van Bockrijck scored for Belgium in the dying moments of the match.
With this win, India became only the second nation after Germany to win the Under-21 title more than once but also became the first nation to win the hockey junior World Cup at home. India had won their previous Under-21 world title in 2001 in Hobart, Australia.
Earlier in the day, six time winners and defending champions Germany hammered Australia 3-0 to secure the third spot on the podium.
Union Sports Minister Shri Vijay Goel has congratulated Indian Hockey Team for their splendid performance and announced cash prize of Rs 3,00,000/- for each player.
India 2 (Gurjant Singh 8′, Simranjeet Singh 22′) beat Belgium 1 (Fabrice van Bockrijck 70′)
@TheHockeyIndia beat @EnglandHockey 5-3 in Junior Hockey WC 2016Click To TweetLUCKNOW: Hosts India continued their fine form and routed England 5-1 in a Pool D encounter to virtually seal their place in the quarterfinal of the 11th Junior Hockey World Cup on Saturday.
A penalty corner conversion by Varun Kumar in 59th minute virtually sealed the match in India’s favour.
India will next play South Africa on Monday, while England will take on Canada on Tuesday.
Day 2 Results:
Pool A – Austria 1 (Oliver Binder 63′) beat South Korea 2
Pool D – South Africa 3 beat Canada 1
Pool A – Australia 2 beat Argentina 1 (Tomas Domene 47′)
Pool D – India 5 (Parvinder Singh 24′; Armaan Qureshi 35′; Harmanpreet Singh 37′; Simranjeet Singh 45′; Varun Kumar 59′) beat England 3 (Jack Clee 10′; Will Calnan 63′; Edward Horler 67′)
Pool C – Germany vs Japan at 12:00 AM
Pool B – Belgium vs Netherlands at 02:00 PM
Pool C – Malaysia vs Egypt at 04:00 PM
Pool B – Spain vs New Zealand at 06:00 PM