Commonwealth Games 2022: India Men’s and Women’s hockey team defeat Canada; qualifies for semi-finals

Xtra Time Web Desk: Indian Men’s Hockey Team continued their unbeaten run at the Commonwealth Games 2022 as they defeated Canada 8-0 on Wednesday in Birmingham. Harmanpreet Singh (7′, 56′), and Akashdeep Singh (37’, 60′) scored a brace each, while Amit Rohidas (10′), Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (20′), Gurjant Singh (27′), and Mandeep Singh (58′) scored one goal each. With the win, India climbed to the top of the Pool B table with 7 points in 3 games.

India will next face off against Wales in Pool B match on August 4th 2022

The Indian Women’s Hockey Team too played a high octane match and booked a place in the Semi-Final at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games after defeating Canada 3-2 on Wednesday, 03 August 2022. Salima Tete (3′), Navneet Kaur (22′) and Lalremsiami (51′) found the back of the net for India, meanwhile, Brienne Stairs (23′) and Hannah Haughn (39′) scored for Canada.

The Indian team’s opponent for the Semi-Final will be decided after the final Pool A match between England and Wales on 04 August 2022. However, India have confirmed a top-two finish in their Pool.