IND vs JPN | India will take on Japan in the all-Asian semi-finals match on Friday. With three wins in as many games, India are placed on top with a goal difference of 22. Japan, on the other hand, are placed on on the second spot of Pool B with 2 wins and a goal difference of 4. India played their last match against Uzbekistan where they outplayed them by 10-0. Japan, on the other hand, entered semi-finals after outplaying Poland 6-2. Both the teams will look to seal a berth in the finals when they meet in Bhubaneshwar for the next match.
India and Japan have met 15 times since 2013 where while India have won 13 times, Japan have claimed victory only once. Moreover, the former has scored 63 goals while the latter has managed 15.
When and Where?
The match will be played in Bhubaneswar in India on 14th June.
Time – 07:15 PM IST
Head-to-head (Since 2013)
Japan Men Hockey Squad
Mitani Genki, Tanaka Seren, Murata Kazuma, Tanaka Kenta, Kitazato Kenji, Yamashita Manabu, Fukuda Kentaro, Ohashi Masaki, Yamada Shota, Takano Yusuke, Kirishita Yoshiki, Ochiai Hiromasa, Fujishima Raiki, Watanabe Kota, Hoshi Suguru, Zendana Hirotaka, Yoshikawa Takashi
India Men Hockey Squad
Kumar Surender, Singh Manpreet, Singh Mandeep, Pathak Kishan, Singh Harmanpreet, Sharma Nilakanta., Kumar Varun, Singh Gurinder, Singh Akashdeep, Singh Ramandeep, Prasad Vivek, Lakra Birendra, Singh Hardik, Singh Simranjeet, Sumit, Rohidas Amit, Singh Gursahibjit, Parattu Sreejesh
Goal-Keeper- T Yoshikawa
Defenders- Harmanpreet Singh, H Zendana, Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar
Mid-Fielders- S Hoshi, V S Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Manpreet Singh
Forwards– Akashdeep Singh, Kenta Tanaka
Akashdeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh are captain/vice-captain choices.