India last made it to the final at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and the team won the last of its eight gold medals. After this, now the Indian men’s team has a chance to win a medal.
Indian men’s hockey team has performed well in Tokyo Olympics.
In the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the Indian men’s hockey team will take on Germany in the bronze medal match. Australia defeated Germany 3-1 in the second semi-final match. The bronze medal match between India and Germany will be played on August 5. This match will be played from seven in the morning. Germany won bronze at the Rio Olympics. At the same time, Australia’s team will play Belgium in the final. Belgium had defeated India 5-2 in the first semi-final. Belgium is the silver medalist of the Rio Olympics and has made it to the Olympic final for the second time in a row. At the same time, Australia could not win any medal in the last Olympics. India last made it to the final at the 1980 Moscow Olympics and the team won the last of its eight gold medals. After this, now the Indian men’s team has a chance to win a medal.
Earlier, Belgium broke the Indian men’s hockey team’s dream of winning an Olympic gold medal after 41 years. But it got heavy. Apart from Hendrix, world champions Belgium, Loic Fanny Lupert (second) and John Dohmann (60th minute) also scored goals. For India, Harmanpreet Singh scored in the seventh minute and Mandeep Singh scored in the eighth minute.
India lost due to Belgium’s penalty corner strategy
The Indian team was to blame for the semi-final loss as Belgium scored four goals on penalty corners. The world champions kept constant pressure on the Indian defense line and got 14 penalty corners, four of which they converted into goals. Belgium’s strategy from the start was clear to sneak into the Indian circle to get a penalty corner as it has two penalty corner specialists in Hendrix and Lupert. He executed this strategy well and Hendrix and Lupert also did not disappoint him. India also got five penalty corners but could only manage to score one of them.
Australia beat Germany
At the same time, in the match between Australia and Germany, Australia opened the account with Tim Brand’s goal in the seventh minute. Germany then equalized with a goal from Lukas Windfeder on the penalty corner. But the Australian team soon retaliated. Blake Gowers scored for him and took the team 2-1 at half time. Shortly after half time, Laklan Sharp scored the goal and fixed the team’s victory. Germany tried to score after this but Australia did not allow it to succeed.
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