India vs Japan, Asian Champions Trophy Hockey 2021 Highlights: India Lose 3-5 vs Japan In Semi-Final

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Asian Champions Trophy Hockey 2021: India face Japan in their semifinal match on Tuesday.© Instagram




Aiming for a berth in the final, Japan are leading 5-3 against India in the semi-final of the Asian Champions Trophy men’s hockey tournament in Dhaka, on Tuesday. Both sides have already faced each other once in the tournament when India thrashed Japan 6-0 in their last round-robin fixture. India will be aiming to build on their fine run in this tournament after having ended the round-robin stage at the top of the standings with 10 points, ahead of Korea (6), Japan (5), Pakistan (5) and hosts Bangladesh (0).

India vs Japan, Asian Champions Trophy Semifinal, Live Updates And Score, Dhaka


  • 19:15 (IST)

    India make it 3-5 now but another minute to go!

    Hardik Singh converts the penalty corner to make it 3-5 but its too late now!

  • 19:13 (IST)

    India fail to convert a penalty corner

    More three minutes to go and India fail to convert a penalty corner. Disappointing!

  • 19:06 (IST)

    India reduce the deficit to 2-5

    Harmanpret Singh scores to make 2-5 for India in the eighth minute of this quarter. Is it too late?

  • 18:57 (IST)

    The fourth quarter begins!

    Its the final quarter and India trail 1-5. Japan will be aiming to wrap up the match and not concede any goal.

  • 18:55 (IST)

    The third quarter is over!

    The third quarter is over and Japan lead 5-1 vs India. One more quarter to go!

  • 18:49 (IST)

    Japan score again to make it 5-1

    Tanaka plays an unselfish pass and Ooka passes it into the net! More five minutes to go in the third quarter!

  • 18:43 (IST)

    Japan score another goal! India lose their referral!

    India lose their referral and Japan extend their lead to 4-1. Kosei Kawabe scores past a lonely Indian goalkeeper! The Indian defence were like statues!

  • 18:37 (IST)

    The third quarter begins!

    The third quarter begins and India will be hoping to reduce the deficit!

  • 18:26 (IST)

    India trail 1-3 in half-time!

    A last-minute penalty stroke in the second quarter made it 3-1 for Japan. India have plenty of work to do in the remaining two quarters!

  • 18:24 (IST)

    Japan make it 3-1 via a penalty stroke!

    It was a foul on Tanaka and after a video referral, Japan are awarded a penalty. Pathak had fouled Tanaka. Kirishita converts it with ease past the goalie in the 14th minute of the second quarter!

  • 18:19 (IST)

    Amazing save by Krishnan Pathak!

    Pathak pulls off a spectacular save to deny Japan another goal in the ninth minute of the second quarter!

  • 18:10 (IST)

    India get their first penalty corner in the fourth minute of second quarter!

    India fail to convert due to a fantastic reflex save by the opposition goalkeeper!

  • 18:05 (IST)

    India score in the second minute of the second quarter!

    Dilpreet reduces the deficit! He scores a field goal and makes it 1-2.

  • 18:04 (IST)

    Second quarter begins!

    The second quarter has begun and India will be aiming to reduce the deficit.

  • 18:03 (IST)

    First quarter ends! India trail 0-2 vs Japan

    The first quarter is over and Japan are leading 2-0 vs India, courtesy of goals from Yamada and Fujishima!

  • 18:00 (IST)

    India still haven’t found their momentum yet and its 12 minutes already!

    Its the 12th minute and India are still getting dominated by Japan. They haven’t been given any opportunity for a goal yet!

  • 17:55 (IST)

    Penalty corner for Japan again in the fifth minute!

    Japan fail to convert their sixth penalty corner as it goes wide. India will be hoping for some stability!

  • 17:49 (IST)

    Japan score again in the second minute!

    Raiki Fujishima makes it 2-0 for Japan. Alarm bells are ringing for India. This is not what they had expected!

    It was clean strike via a penalty corner!

  • 17:45 (IST)

    GOAL!!!! Japan score via penalty stroke!

    Shota Yamada gives Japan an early lead and scores via penalty corner. He scores in the first minute itself. He went for the right corner and converted it with ease.

  • 17:40 (IST)

    First quarter begins!

    The first quarter has begun and Japan get a penalty corner in the very first minute.

  • 17:39 (IST)

    Japan’s starting XI

    Here is Japan’s XI for today:

    Takashi, Shota, Masaki, Ken, Raioki, Kazuma, Takuma, Seren (c), Kaito, Ryoma, Kenta.

  • 17:36 (IST)

    Time for national anthems!

    Both teams have walked in for their respective national anthems! India look confident for this game and will be hoping for an easy result today!

  • 17:09 (IST)

    India favourites!

    India will be favourites for the Asian Champions Trophy Semifinal clash vs Japan, having already beaten them 6-0  in the round-robin stage. Harmanpreet Singh (10th and 53rd minute) scored a brace, while Dilpreet Singh (23rd), Jaramnpreet Singh (34th), Sumit (46th) and Shamsher Singh (54th) also registered their names on the scoresheet for India at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium.

  • 17:00 (IST)

    India’s starting XI

    Here is India’s starting XI for the semifinal:

  • 16:44 (IST)

    Hello and good afternoon everyone!

    Hello and good afternoon everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of the Asian Champions Trophy semifinal match between India and Japan, taking place in Dhaka. The defending champions are in fine form and have already defeated Japan once during the round-robin stage. Stay tuned!

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