Asian Champions Trophy India vs Pakistan final: The Asian Champions Trophy India vs Pakistan final will take place on Sunday.
Having spanked Japan 9-0 in the round-robin stage, India will start overwhelming favourites against the Asian Games champion side.
Harendra Singh lashed out at Indian strikers for missing half-a-dozen chances against Malaysia to settle for a goalless draw in an Asian Champions Trophy match, on Tuesday.
The top two teams from each FIH Series Finals will secure a place in the Tokyo Olympics’ qualification events to be held in November next year.
Akash Chitke was provisionally suspended by NADA from March 27 and the minimum sanction of two years was imposed by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) after a final hearing on October 8.
Title holders India started the tournament with a runaway 11-0 victory over hosts Oman on Thursday.
The summit clash Saturday was a repeat of round robin match between the two sides, where Great Britain got the better of India by identical margin.
Last year’s bronze medallist India got off to an attacking start as Prabhjot’s fine goal in the sixth minute put New Zealand on the back foot.
Sardar Singh said he made the decision after a disappointing Asian Games where India failed to defend its title and returned with a bronze medal.
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While Narinder Batra was in the middle of his address to the players, Van Ass intervened and asked Batra to leave the field.
Nobbs said the likes of Jude Felix, Harendra Singh, MK Kaushik and Cedric D’Souza would be ideal.
India looked erratic, gave away balls too cheaply and did not manage a shot on goal for almost the entire first quarter.
Manpreet Singh scored the 47th minute winner which brought India a much-needed win in this tournament.