Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men’s hockey team are currently level at 3-3 vs Germany.© Getty
With scores level at 3-3, India are trying to get a lead against Germany in their men’s hockey bronze medal match at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, on Thursday. The match is being held at the Oi Hockey Stadium. Wrestler Anshu Malik lost her repechage round 2 at the women’s freestyle 57kg category. She lost 1-5 to ROC’s Valeria Koblova. Meanwhile, Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia will also be in action and several medal prospects will put their challenge forward for India. Dahiya will compete in the final of men’s freestyle 57kg category while Deepak will compete for the bronze medal in men’s freestyle 86kg category. Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat will begin her campaign at the Tokyo Games.
Here Are The Live Updates From Tokyo Olympics 2020
3rd quarter begins | GER 3-3 IND
The third quarter begins with the scores level at 3-3.
Vinesh Phogat has defeated Sofia Mattsson in the wrestling freestyle 53kg 1/8 finals. She sealed a 7-1 win!
Anshu Malik has lost her repechage round 2 at the women’s freestyle 57kg category! She lost 1-5 to ROC’s Valeria Koblova!
INDIA EQUALISE | 1:19′ 2nd | GER 3-3 IND
Harmanpreet scores his sixth goal of the tournament! India receive a penalty corner and Harmanpreet converts it with much aplomb! 3-3!
India pull one back | 3:11′ 2nd | GER 3-2 IND
It was a penalty corner, and Harmanpreet has his attempt saved. Hardik scores on the rebound.
ANOTHER GOAL FOR GERMANY | 5:10′ 2nd | GER 3-1 IND
India began to pass around near their goal, and then a mispass gifted the ball to the Germans near the right flank. Furk converted it via a short cross.
WELLEN GIVES GERMANY THE LEAD | 6:41′ 2nd | GER 2-1 IND
Ruhr runs against the Indian defence, and puts in a wonderful through ball for Niklas Wellen, who directs it past Sreejesh!
Germany try to find empty spaces | 8:19′ 2nd | GER 1-1 IND
Germany are continuously poking the Indian defence, and trying to find empty spaces to attack on. India are sitting deep and defending hard.
SIMRANJEET EQUALISES | 13:08′ 2nd | GER 1-1 IND
A fantastic equaliser by Simranjeet. India build up from the centre of the pitch, and Simranjeet’s reverse hit in front of the goal does the job!
2nd quarter begins | GER 1-0 IND
The second quarter has begun. India really need to improve and find an equaliser.
1st quarter over | GER 1-0 IND
The first quarter ends and Germany lead 1-0 against India. It rained penalty corners for the Germans in the first quarter, and India really need to build some momentum.
Cagey first half | 3:33′ 1st | GER 1-0 IND
India are absorbing the pressure thrown at them by quick German attacks. India are trying to rebuild, but Germany are regrouping fast.
Ruhr tears past the Indian midfield | 7:24′ 1st | GER 1-0 IND
Jan Christopher Ruhr dribbles past the Indian midfield, but loses balance. He gets tackled near the Indian goal.
RUPINDERRR | 10:48′ 1st | GER 1-0 IND
It was directed to Rupinder, and his attempt hits the first German on the way.
Penalty corner for India | 10:54′ 1st | GER 1-0 IND
Mandeep gets a penalty corner for India. Can they equalize?
GERMANY GRAB AN EARLY LEAD | 13:21′ 1st | GER 1-0 IND
Timur Oruz gives Germany an early lead!!! Its also his first goal of the tournament, and it was a field goal.
The action begins!
And we are underway at the Oi Hockey Stadium, as India take on Germany in their bronze medal match!
The national anthems are over, and both teams form their respective huddles.
Both teams walk in for the formalities!
Both teams have entered the venue for the formalities. National anthems have begun!
Head to head record at the Olympics
India have faced Germany five times, winning only once. Meanwhile, Germany have won thrice. Can India register another win today?
— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) August 5, 2021
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