Asia Cup: India beat Japan 2-1 in first Super 4 league match, avenge pool loss

The Indian men’s hockey team scored two fantastic field goals to beat Japan 2-1 in its first Super 4 league match and avenge its loss in the pool stage of the Asia Cup. The defending champions, who lost 2-5 against Japan in the pool stage, scored 2 eye-catching field goals through Manjeet (8th minute) and Pawan Rajbhar (35th) to register a narrow win. Japan’s lone goal came from a penalty corner through Takuma Niwa in the 18th minute.