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India blow away Japan 6-1, enter junior men’s Asia Cup final

India men's junior team beats Japan 6-1 in the semi-final of the junior Asia Cup in Malaysia on Saturday.

By: IANS | Kuantan | Updated: November 21, 2015 8:24:18 pm
Hockey India, India Hockey, Hockey news, India hockey team, Indian hockey team, India junior hockey, India vs Japan, Japan vs India, hockey India will either South Korea or Pakistan in the final on Sunday. (Source: Hockey India)

India men’s junior hockey team put up a scintillating performance to beat Japan 6-1 in the semi-final and enter the summit clash of the Junior Asia Cup Kauntan on Saturday.

Mandeep Singh opened the scoring for India in the 12th minute before Manpreet put the ball into the net the next minute at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium.

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Harmanpreet Singh and Vikramjit Singh scored one each in the 23rd and 27th minutes respectively before Japan scored a consolation in the 44th minute through Shota Yamada.

Harmanpreet scored another four minutes later while Varun Kumar added the last goal for India in the 64th minute to put India in the final on Sunday.

Pakistan and South Korea will play the second semi-final later in the day.

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