The Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup is underway and team India is looking strong as they pave their way into the quarter-finals. India pulled the strings against Poland to hand them a thumping defeat of 8-2 at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
The Men in Blue are performing exceptionally this season. As they proceed into the quarter-finals the World Cup trophy is now in their view. India finished second in Group B. They will square off against Belgium in the quarter-finals. A feeling of nostalgia will surround this tie. The reminiscence of the 2016 Junior Hockey World Cup finals will come back to haunt Belgium. India edged past Belgium to lift the Junior World Cup for the second time in their history.
In another fixture of the last 8, Argentina will go head to head against the Netherlands. Argentina had to push for an extra mile as they edged past Pakistan by 4-3. Argentina secured the second position in Group D. On the contrary, Germany ended their final day of the fixture on a high note with a thumping win of 11-0 against Egypt. Germany will face Spain in their knockout tie. Finally, France will go up against Malaysia to complete the final eight.
The knockout stages will be broadcast live on Hotstar
- Belgium vs India- 1st December 2021- 10:30 am IST
- Germany vs Spain- 1st December 2021- 1:30 pm IST
- France vs Malaysia- 1st December 2021- 4:30 pm IST
- The Netherlands vs Argentina- 1st December 2021- 7:30 pm IST
- Semi-final 1 – 4:30 pm IST- 3rd December 2021
- Semi-final 2- 7:30 pm IST- 3rd December 2021
- 5th December – 7:30 pm IST