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.
India taking another review for PC. Unsuccessful one this time, free-hit for Canada
India taking a review for PC. Successful one for the hosts. It’s fifth PC of the game for India
India pressing to increase the lead with less than a minute left in the game
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
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
Fourth PC for India
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
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
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
Free-hit for Canada just outside the India circle. Q3 has truly belonged to Canadians.
42′ – SURVIVED!
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.
Good quarter for the Canadians so far. They have dominated the possessions in Q3
Canada are back to full strength. The yellow card sit-out for Wallace ends
Amit Rohidas’s deflection went just wide of the Canada goal. Early attack by India looking for the second goal
Canada started with a man down as James Wallace’s yellow card punishment continues. Chance for India to take advantage of it
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.
30′ – YELLOW CARD
for Canada’s James Wallace. Canada a man down again
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
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
Green Card for a Canada player, they are a man down for the next two minutes
Good defence by India. Ended first Canada attack of Q2 just outside the circle
India have dominated the proceedings but no clear chance on goal yet in the quarter
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
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
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
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