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News for 22 December 2021

All the news for Wednesday 22 December 2021

Hero Asian Champions Trophy Dhaka 2021 - 22 December
Dhaka (BAN)

All times GMT +6

21 Dec 2021     KOR v PAK (Semi-final 1)     6 - 5
21 Dec 2021     IND v JPN (Semi-final 2)     3 - 5

22 Dec 2021 15:30     PAK v IND (3/4th Place)    
22 Dec 2021 18:00     KOR v JPN (Final)        

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Lively Japan punish lethargic India to enter the Final

What a time to pull off a historic win! Japan shocked high-flying India 5-3 in the second semi-final of the Asian Champions Trophy in Dhaka on Tuesday and registered their first-ever win over India in a major tournament. The Asian Games champions now set sights on adding to that title when they play South Korea who beat joint-holders Pakistan 6-5 in Wednesday’s final at the Maulana Bhashani stadium.

India go down 5-3 to Japan in semis

Japan were devastating on the counter-attacks and their man-marking defence blunted India’s attack for much of the match. India will play Pakistan for third place next.

By Rahul Venkat

Men’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey: India go down 5-3 to Japan in semis Picture by Hockey India

The Indian hockey team lost 5-3 to Japan in the semi-finals of the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy 2021 at the Moulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Tuesday.

Japan stun title favourites India 5-3, setup summit clash with South Korea

The Japanese looked a completely different side on Tuesday as they toyed with the defence of the Manpreet Singh-led side from the beginning.

Indian and Japanese player fight for possession in the Asian Champions Trophy semi-final clash in Dhaka. Image credit: Twitter/@TheHockeyIndia

Dhaka: Defending champions and Olympic bronze medallist India dished out a below-par performance to suffer a stunning 3-5 defeat against Japan in the second semi-final of the Asian Champions Trophy men's hockey tournament in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Japan Exuding Immense Promise to be Asian Hockey Powerhouse

For a long period of time, Japan struggled to grab the eyeballs as the focus of Asian hockey revolved around traditional powerhouses India, Pakistan, and to some extent Malaysia and South Korea. One can’t fault anyone if Japan was touted as a pushover even as they regularly featured in tournaments such as Asian Games, Asia Cup, Asian Champions Trophy among others.

Pakistan lose thriller to Korea, fail to make Asian Champions Trophy final for first time

South Korean goalkeeper Kim Jaehyeon blocks a shot on goal by a Pakistan player during their Asian Champions Trophy semi-final at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Tuesday. — AFP

DHAKA: Pakistan got off to the perfect start but couldn’t get the ideal finish.

Korea, Japan enter final after South Asian favourites eliminated

DHAKA - Japan and South Korea stormed into the final of the 6th edition of the Hero Men’s Asian Champions Trophy 2021, shocking joint defending champions India and Pakistan in nerve shattering semifinals at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Tuesday.

Singh Names 18-Athlete USMNT Roster for 2022 Pan American Cup

SANTIAGO, Chile – Following the conclusion of their training camp and two-game Canada series, U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Harry Singh has named the 18-athlete roster that will compete at the 2022 Pan American Cup (PAC) from January 19 to 30 in Santiago, Chile.

Plenty of highlights despite a year of uncertainty

Will it won’t it? Will it won’t it? Whether sports events were going ahead or not during 2021 was the most common question among athletes, coaching staff, volunteers and fans. Despite the uncertainty that gripped the world, teams continued to prepare, volunteers continued to offer their services and fans continued to hope that they would get the chance to watch, support, cheer and celebrate.

Dr Batra’s message for 2021-2022

As the current year is coming to an end, I’d like to review the last 12 months of FIH and look at what global hockey has to offer in 2022, which promises to be a very exciting year for our sport!

Grainger to continue role as Hockey Ireland High Performance Director

Adam Grainger. Pic: Adrian Boehm

Hockey Ireland are delighted to confirm Adam Grainger will continue in his role as Hockey Ireland High Performance Director.

Punjab crowned champions of Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2021

Hockey Punjab goalkeeper Kamalbir Singh emerged as the hero of the match, making as many as four saves in the shootout to help his team clinch the title.

The victorious Punjab team at the medal ceremony (HockeyIndia)

Hockey Punjab beat Uttar Pradesh Hockey 2-1 in a shootout to clinch the 11th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship Pimpri Chinchwad 2021 title here in Pune today whereas Hockey Karnataka beat Hockey Maharashtra 5-2 to finish third in the tournament.

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