Asian Games 2023, In hockey, the Indian men's team made a great start to its campaign by defeating Uzbekistan 16-0. For India, Lalit Upadhyay scored a maximum four goals. Whereas Varun Kumar and Mandeep Singh scored 3 goals each. India will now face Singapore in the next match.
The Indian men's hockey team has made a great start in the Asian Games 2023. In its first match in Pool A, it defeated Uzbekistan 16-0. In this match of the 19th Asian Games being held in Guangzhou province of China, Uzbekistan looked completely defeated in front of Indian hockey on Sunday. India made a bang at the Gongzhou Canal Sports Park Stadium.
For India, Lalit Upadhyay (7', 24', 37', 53'), Varun Kumar (12', 36', 50', 51'), Abhishek (17'), Mandeep Singh (18', 27', 28) ') Amit Rohidas (38'), Sukhjeet (42'), Shamsher Singh (43') and Sanjay (57') scored.
With this victory, the three-time Asian Games champion team has captured the top position in Pool A. The top two teams from each pool will make it to the semi-finals.
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The Indian team is at third position in the FIH rankings. This team has reached here after winning the Asian Champions Trophy in the Asian Games. He had won this title only last month.
India started it without captain Harmanpreet Singh. The Indian team played aggressive hockey from the beginning. World number 66 team Uzbekistan had no answer to the Indian attack. India continuously attacked the goalposts of Uzbekistan and got continuous success.