India was defeated by France on the first day. Was defeated by 4. Playing for the second consecutive day, the Indian team adopted an aggressive approach from the beginning today and did not give Canada any chance to return to the match.
Sanjay again scored a hat-trick (17th, 32nd, 59th minute) for India in the match played at Kalinga Stadium without spectators. Apart from them, Arijit Singh Hundal also scored three goals (40th, 50th, 51st minute). Uttam Singh (6th and 47th minute) and Shardanand Tiwary (35th and 53rd) scored two goals each while Captain Vivek Sagar Prasad (eighth), Maninder Singh (27th) and Abhishek Lakra (55th) scored.
Canada’s only goal in the 30th minute was Tardiff Christopher from a penalty corner.
Earlier in other matches Argentina beat Egypt 14. From 0, the Netherlands beat Korea by 12. From 5, Spain defeated America 17. From 0 , France beat Poland 7 . beat by 1.
India now have to play Poland on Saturday. France are at the top of Pool B with two wins while India are second.
India kept control of the ball from the start and continued to attack Canada’s goal. It soon bore fruit when Uttam scored the first goal in the sixth minute. In the eighth minute, captain Vivek doubled India’s lead by scoring another goal.
Canada got two penalty corners in the 11th minute but went in vain. In the second quarter, Sanjay scored on a penalty stroke. Maninder also registered a goal in the second minute of half-time and India’s lead was 4. turned to 0.
After this the Indian team did not look back and went on scoring goals in every quarter. The last goal was scored by Abhishek Lakra in the 55th minute on India’s eighth penalty corner.