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Hockey World Cup 2018, Crossover 2: France v China, Hockey Live Score, Commentary & Updates

CHINA 0 - FRANCE 1
Updated: 10 December 2018 20:56 IST - Published: 10 December 2018 11:56 IST
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That's it from us here - this is Subhashish signing off - do join us for the third crossover when Belgium play Pakistan at 1645 IST tomorrow. Stay with Sportskeeda
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VICTOR LOCKWOOD WHO PLAYED HIS ONE-HUNDREDTH INTERNATIONAL IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH AS LES BLUES ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHEERS OF THE CROWD AT THE KALINGA STADIUM

WHAT DO THE STATS SAY??

THIRTY-THREE CIRCLE ENTRIES FOR THE FRENCH WITH THIRTEEN SHOTS ON GOAL FOR LES BLUES

ELEVEN CIRCLE ENTRIES AND THREE SHOTS ON GOAL FOR KIM'S CHINA
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THE LOWEST-RANKED TEAM IN THE COMPETITION MANAGE ANOTHER CONQUEST AND SEND THE CHINESE HOME.

THE LOWEST-RANKED TEAM IN THE COMPETITION WILL BE UP AGAINST TWO-TIME DEFENDING CHAMPIONS AUSTRALIA IN THE QUARTERFINALS OF THE WORLD CUP

JEROEN DELMEE'S FRENCH SIDE WHO SHOCKED THE OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS ARGENTINA WILL NOW BE HOPING TO ACHIEVE A NEAR-IMPOSSIBLE UPSET
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FULL TIME: CHINA 0 - FRANCE 1

TIMOTHEE CLEMENT 36'
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59' NO DAMAGE DONE BUT FRANCE HAVE A CHANCE TO BREAK ON THE COUNTER - THE CHINESE DEFENDERS SCAMPER BACK - MENG DIHAO PICKS UP A YELLOW CARD - IT'S ALL HAPPENING HERE!!
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DU TALAKE LINES UP - IS THERE A TWIST IN THE TALE???
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58' TALAKE FLICKS - THIEFFRY SAVES -OOOOPS - CHINA HAVE ANOTHER PC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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NO OBSTRUCTION - BUT WAS THERE A FRENCH FOOT IN THE CIRCLE??? CHINA HAVE A PC 
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58' CHINA WANTS THE REFEREE TO LOOK FOR AN OBSTRUCTION IN THE FRENCH CIRCLE!!!
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57' Kim looks on as Charlet takes a defensive free hit - and China take Caiyu off!!
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55' AO YANG GETS A YELLOW - CHINA DOWN TO TEN - NEEDING A GOAL IN FIVE MINUTES
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54' Goyet tries to cut in to the Chinese circle - China press ahead at the other end of the pitch - but lose the ball agonizingly
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53' Branicki fires a cross in from the left - to no avail - and the French are back again!!!!
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52' Lockwood sounds the boards from outside the striking circle - the Chinese move ahead at the other end
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51' China have a chance to launch an attack after France fail to keep the ball in play
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49' Masson weaves his way in from the left - the Chinese defence on high alert and France have a free hit from the edge of the striking circle
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48' The flick is cleared but the Chinese living dangerously as the French are back in their circle 
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CHARLET'S FLICK IS SAVED -  THE FRENCH HAVE ANOTHER
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46' Hugo Genestet and Victor Charlet move up - enter the Chinese circle - Lockwood misses a golden chance to increase the lead - France have a PC
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THE CHINESE HAVE PREFERRED TO SIT BACK AND ATTEMPT QUICK COUNTERS - KIM'S BOYS NOW NEED TO RESTORE PARITY IN FIFTEEN MINUTES - HOW WILL THE FINAL QUARTER PLAY OUT????
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END OF Q3: CHINA 0 - FRANCE 1
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44' WANG LEAVES HIS POST YET AGAIN - TYNEVEZ FAILS TO LATCH ON TO A CROSS AT THE GOALMOUTH
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42' Charlet lobs one in - the French fail to control the ball though
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41' Goyet picks up a green card 
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40' The Chinese knock the ball around on the turf -  attempt to find space to advance - give the ball away
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38' The French are at it again - from the left - China steal the ball - but are dispossessed themselves
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NO PC - CHINA HAVE A FREE OUT
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37' Lockwood from the left - tries to fire a cross in - France have a PC  - but the Chinese decide to consult the video referee
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DANGEROUS BALL INDEED - FRANCE HAVE A FREE OUT
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DU TALAKE'S FLICK HITS CHARLET - THE FRENCH SAY THE FLICK WAS DANGEROUS
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CHINA HAVE A PC
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CHINA 0 - FRANCE 1
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36' TIMOTHEE CLEMENT SCORES OFF AN ASSIST FROM BRANICKI 

THE ARCHITECT OF THE MOVE WAS VICTOR LOCKWOOD THOUGH 
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34' The French have a chance to clear the ball and relieve the pressure after two attacks from the Chinese
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32' CHINA HAVE A GREAT CHANCE TO GET AHEAD - FRANCE HAVE A LUCKY ESCAPE
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31' The action begins in the second half - who will find the opening goal??
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 A CAT AND MOUSE GAME ON AT THE KALINGA STADIUM - THE FRENCH DOING MOST OF THE ATTACKING - THE CHINESE  LOOKING TO BREAK ON THE COUNTER - WANG CAIYU HAVING A FIELD DAY IN GOAL!
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HALF-TIME: CHINA 0 - FRANCE 0
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29' Masson fails to control the ball on the right - the yellow shirts lose it too and hand possession back - and that is that is at the end of half-time
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27' Goyet picks Hugo Genestet up - who is pulled up for an infringement
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26' The French try and weave in from the left flank - too many yellow shirts in the circle though
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25' Charlet to the rescue after the Chinese attempt a quick counter
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24' The pace has not been riveting but an intense tussle on at the center of the pitch 
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22' The French defence has been solid as ever - the Chinese not able to get the final passes right
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20' BRANICKI HITS THE POST AT THE OTHER END!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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19' The Chinese try the right flank - WENHUI FAILS TO FIND A TOUCH AT THE GOALMOUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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18' A series of vertical passes by the French - MASSON SPRINTS IN FROM THE LEFT AND KEEPS GOING BUT FAILS TO GET A CROSS IN 
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17' Charlet fails to find a blue shirt after a good move down the left
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WANG CAIYU IN GOAL HAS HAD A GREAT MATCH THUS FAR - THE FRENCH HAVE PRESSED HARD - THE CHINESE TOO HAVE HAD A FEW CHANCES BUT HAVE NOT THREATENED JUST YET!