Indian men’s hockey team continued its winning streak in ongoing Hockey World Cup 2018, curshed Canada 5-1 in the last Pool C match in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.
India secured a place in the quarterfinals, which will be played at the same venue on Thursday. Lalit Upadhyay scored a double, while Harmanpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh and Amit Rohidas contributed with a goal each in India’s comprehensive win that put them on the top of the Pool C points table
The hosts started the game aggressively and took the lead in the first quarter after Harmanpreet found the back of the net through a penalty corner in the 12th minute.
India went into half-time with a 1-0 lead without much facing too many attacks on their goal.
India finished the group stage with seven points from three matches. Belgium, who thrashed South Africa 5-1 earlier in the day, have the same points in equal number of matches. However, the Indian team boasted better goal difference over Belgium that confirmed them a direct entry to the quarterfinals.