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India bounce back with crushing win over Canada

Bhubaneswar, November 25

Vice-captain Sanjay scored a second consecutive hat-trick while Araijeet Singh Hundal too found the net thrice as defending champions India bounced back strongly to demolish Canada 13-1 in their second Pool B match of the FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup here today.

Stunned by France in their tournament opener, the Indians roared back into the tournament. Along with hat-tricks from Sanjay (17th, 32nd, 59th minute) and Hundal (40th, 50th, 51st), Uttam Singh (3rd, 47th) and Shardanand Tiwari (35th, 53rd) scored two goals each, while skipper Vivek Sagar Prasad (8th), Maninder Singh (27th) and Abhishek Lakra (55th) scored one each.

France lead Pool B with two wins from as many games, after beating Poland 7-1 earlier today. India are placed second. India will meet Poland in their last pool fixture on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Argentina beat Egypt 14-0, Netherlands beat South Korea 12-5 and Spain thrashed USA 17-0. Spain set a new record for goals scored in a single match at the event. The previous record was a 13-0 victory for India against Singapore at the 1982 edition. — PTI


India bt Canada 13-1

France bt Poland 7-1

Argentina bt Egypt 14-0

Netherlands bt S Korea 12-5

Spain bt USA 17-0

70 GOALS Day 2 witnessed a goal frenzy as 70 goals were scored in five matches

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