India Vs Spain, Hockey World Cup Highlights: Amit & Hardik Score To Help India Win 2-0 India defeated Spain 2-0 on Friday in Rourkela, Odisha, to kick off their Hockey World Cup campaign. Goals from Amit Rohidas (12′) and Hardik Singh (26′) made it possible. The Indian team will now look for their first podium finish in 48 years in the World Cup after winning a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics in 2022. India took up a bronze medal at the tournaments debut in 1971 and a silver medal at the subsequent competition in 1973. The dynamic group, lead by Harmanpreet Singh, would be one of the medal contenders for the Indian team, which is now ranked sixth in the world.
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India will want to go at least to the semifinals this time after falling to eventual runners-up the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the last edition, which was also hosted in Bhubaneswar. India performed admirably in the FIH Hockey Pro League as well, placing third in the 2021–22 campaign. The team now possesses a winning attitude and sense of confidence.
India Playing 11 RP Sreejesh, Amit Rohidas, Harmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Varun Kumar, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Shamsher Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay
Spain Playing 11 Adrian Rafi, Marc Vizcaino, Marc Recasens, Ignacio Rodriguez, Cesar Curiel, Jordi Bonastre, Marc Miralles, Lacalle Borja, Joaquin Menini, Alvaro Iglesias, Enrique Gonzalez
First game, first win. ✅— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) January 13, 2023
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Final Hooter - India beat Spain 2-0 Harmanpreet Singh and company do not score in the second half, but they maintain their 2-0 halftime advantage. The FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 sees India earn their first victory. Despite Abhisheks 10-minute absence in the fourth quarter, Indias defence made an outstanding attempt to keep Spain from scoring. Indias campaign got off to a strong start with a victory. For the hosts, Amit Rohidas and Hardik Singh scored.
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