Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, India beat Canada 5-1.

Full Time: India beat Canada 5-1 to top Pool C. The hosts sealed direct entry to quarter-finals

Four goals in the final quarter gave India a commanding 5-1 win and a direct berth to the quarter-finals in Bhubaneshwar. India were in a spot of bother at the end of Q3, with score levelled at 1-1. But the hosts came out all guns blazing in Q4 and regained the lead with two goals in two minutes. They did not look back after that and Man-of-the-Match Lalit Upadhyay scoring a brace in the final quarter. India finished with seven points in the pool, same as Belgium, but the hosts have a goal difference of +9 in comparision to Belgium’s +5.

60′ –

India taking another review for PC. Unsuccessful one this time, free-hit for Canada

60′ –

India taking a review for PC. Successful one for the hosts. It’s fifth PC of the game for India

60′ –

India pressing to increase the lead with less than a minute left in the game

58′ –

India is taking out goalkeeper PR Sreejesh to increase the attacking strength. The hosts look quite comfortable with the lead now

57′ – GOAL! Second goal for Lalit Upadhyay. India 5-1 Canada

55′ – Yellow Card

for Canada’s No. 24. Canada a man down for the next five minutes

52′ –

More attacks coming in from the right flank of Canada goal. Indians, gaining confidence from the quick goals, making a barrage of attacks in the final quarter, quite in contrast to Q3

51′ – GOAL! Amit Rohidas converted the PC to make it 4-1 for India

51′ –

Fourth PC for India

50′ –

The situation has changed upside down in the first two minutes of the final quarter. And it’s a good news for Indian team and its fans

49′ –

Canada with the attack, looking to decrease the deficit. Good defending by Indians this time

47′ – GOAL! Lalit Upadhyay came up with another stunning goal for India from the top of the Canada circle. India 3-1 Canada

46′ – GOAL! Chinglensana Singh scored a superb field goal to put India ahead. India 2-1 Canada

Q4 begins…

45′ – End of Q3 – It’s India 1, Canada 1 after three quarters of action

45′ – MISSED!

Lalit Upadhyay failed to connect aerial cross from Mandeep Singh near the Canadian goal

44′ –

Free-hit for Canada just outside the India circle. Q3 has truly belonged to Canadians.


Canada with another good attack into the India circle. Somehow keeper PR Sreejesh and defenders shot the ball out to safety

39′ – GOAL! Brilliant field goal for Canada. Floris van Son with the equaliser. India 1-1 Canada

The goal changes all the permutation in Pool C. Belgium will directly enter quarter-finals if this match ends in a draw. India and Canada will qualify for the cross-overs at the current scenario.

38′ –

Good quarter for the Canadians so far. They have dominated the possessions in Q3

35′ –

Canada are back to full strength. The yellow card sit-out for Wallace ends

33′ –

Amit Rohidas’s deflection went just wide of the Canada goal. Early attack by India looking for the second goal

31′ –

Canada started with a man down as James Wallace’s yellow card punishment continues. Chance for India to take advantage of it

Q3 begins…

30′ – End of Q2: India have a slender 1-0 lead against Canada at the half-time break

No goals in the second quarter. The only difference between the two sides is the 12th minute PC conversion by drag-flick specialist Harmanpreet Singh.


for Canada’s James Wallace. Canada a man down again

27′ –

Good passage of play for Canada. They made couple of circle entries, without much success with the final touch though

26′ – SAVE!

Canada goalkeeper palmed it away to deny Akashdeep Singh from close range

25′ –

Canada are full strength now

23′ – MISSED!

Manpreet Singh failed to collect the ball passed by Mandeep Singh inside the Canadian circle and the ball went wide from India skipper’s stick

22′ –

Green Card for a Canada player, they are a man down for the next two minutes

21′ –

Good defence by India. Ended first Canada attack of Q2 just outside the circle

20′ –

India have dominated the proceedings but no clear chance on goal yet in the quarter

16′ –

India pressed on to increase their lead. Amit Rohidas’ cross find no one in the Canada circle

15′ – End of Q1: India go into break with 1-0 advantage

13′ – MISSED!

India failed to make it count. The score remains 1-0 in favour of the hosts

13′ –

Another PC for India as they continue to pressure Canadian defence

12′ – GOAL! Harmanpreet Singh made no mistake this time to give India an early lead. India 1-0 Canada

12′ –

India taking a referral for PC. Successful one for the hosts, second penalty corner for them

11′ – MISSED!

Another good attack from India, and another miss chance for them

10′ –

It’s a PC for India. Good defencive work by Canada. India failed to capitalise it. It’s still 0-0 in Bhubaneshwar

9′ – SAVE!

Good save by Canada keeper to deny India attack from the left flank through skipper Manpreet Singh

8′ –

No goals yet. Canada holding the ball

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