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Live Four Nations Hockey: India vs Japan, Live Match Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 27, 2018 08:16 IST

India beat Japan 4-2

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08:16 (IST)27 JAN 2018

That's all for today. Thanks for following the live updates. We will be back tomorrow with the live updates of the final. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for other sports news from around the world. Here's Argha Bhattacharya signing off. Goodbye!

08:14 (IST)27 JAN 2018

India, who are already in the final will face the winner of Belgium versus New Zealand game in the summit clash on Sunday.

08:13 (IST)27 JAN 2018

There goes the hooter and with that India clinch victory against the Japanese.

08:11 (IST)27 JAN 2018

59' This time Rupinder's shot is off target.

08:10 (IST)27 JAN 2018

59' India get a PC which is blocked by a Japanese foot so India get another penalty corner.

08:08 (IST)27 JAN 2018

58' GOAAAL! Ramandeep Singh makes it 4-2. The Japanese defence is broken again inside one minute. Ramandeep enters the box and takes a rasping shot on goal which evades the Japanese goalkeeper to enter the back of the net. India 4-2 Japan.

08:08 (IST)27 JAN 2018

57' GOAAAAL! India score as Harjeet Singh turns on the edge of the box and takes a powerful shot on goal to give India the lead. India 3-2 Japan.

08:04 (IST)27 JAN 2018

SAVED! The Indian goalkeeper dives to his right to save the effort.

08:03 (IST)27 JAN 2018

55' Japan get a penalty corner.

08:02 (IST)27 JAN 2018

53' The Japanese take a shot on goal which is saved by the Indian goalkeeper.

07:59 (IST)27 JAN 2018

50' Indians dribble their way inside the Japanese box but fail to register a shot on goal.

07:56 (IST)27 JAN 2018

48' CHANCE MISSED! The penalty stroke is well wide. That's a huge escape for India.

07:55 (IST)27 JAN 2018

48' Japan awarded a penalty stroke after they take two shots on the Indian goal. The first shot is saved by the goalkeeper while the second results in a penalty stroke.

07:53 (IST)27 JAN 2018

The last quarter is underway.

07:50 (IST)27 JAN 2018

That's the end of the third quarter.

07:46 (IST)27 JAN 2018

41' Japan miss a great opportunity as the Indian goalkeeper averts danger from a one on one situation. The custodian gets a part of his body in the line of the reverse flick to deflect the direction of the ball.

07:43 (IST)27 JAN 2018

37' GOAAAL! Japan equalise again from the PC. They sell a little dummy and then the shot is taken which rockets into the top corner. India 2-2 Japan.

07:41 (IST)27 JAN 2018

37' Japan awarded a penalty corner.

07:38 (IST)27 JAN 2018

35' India turn defence into attack and force a save by the Japanese goalkeeper.

07:38 (IST)27 JAN 2018

34' The runners clear out the ball.

07:37 (IST)27 JAN 2018

34' Japan get a PC.

07:37 (IST)27 JAN 2018

34' Japan try to penetrate inside the India circle but the Indian defenders avert danger.

07:35 (IST)27 JAN 2018

32' Japanese keeper makes a great save.

07:34 (IST)27 JAN 2018

32' India get a penalty corner.

07:33 (IST)27 JAN 2018

The third quarter is underway.

07:24 (IST)27 JAN 2018

That's the end of the second quarter.

07:22 (IST)27 JAN 2018

GOAAAL! Varun Kumar converts the penalty corner. This time the Indians execute the PC in the conventional way as Kumar takes a powerful shot at goal which takes a slice of the goalkeeper's pad and crosses the goal line. India 2-1 Japan.

07:21 (IST)27 JAN 2018

29' India get another PC.

07:21 (IST)27 JAN 2018

29' Indians try to fool the Japanese with a dummy move but the execution isn't right as the penalty corner chance is wasted.

07:19 (IST)27 JAN 2018

29' India awarded a penalty corner.

07:18 (IST)27 JAN 2018

27' Japan take the ball in the D as one of their players spins around to skip challenges but he slips and loses control of the ball.

07:17 (IST)27 JAN 2018

26' A reverse flick is saved by the Japanese goalkeeper.

07:16 (IST)27 JAN 2018

25' Japan make their way in the Indian circle but the ball gets tangled up in the feet of their player who fails to bring it under control. India clear their lines.

07:14 (IST)27 JAN 2018

23' Lalit Upadhyay takes a thunderous shot at the Japan goal but the direction of the ball is just off te mark.

07:10 (IST)27 JAN 2018

20' India make their way inside the circle again but Japan clear their lines.

07:09 (IST)27 JAN 2018

19' India turn the defence into attack but Japanese protect their territory quite well this time to avert danger.

07:06 (IST)27 JAN 2018

The second quarter is underway.

07:02 (IST)27 JAN 2018

13' GOAAAL! Japan restore parity. Japan take the ball into the D from the byline, two Indian players are beaten in this process and the ball is sent over the shoulders of the goalkeeper into the back of the net. Rupinder Pal Singh had a chance to make a goalline clearance but he fails to keep the ball out. India 1-1 Japan.

06:59 (IST)27 JAN 2018

11' GOAAAL! India take the lead. Vivek Prasad opens the account for India. The Indians attack in numbers, taking one or two touches of the ball, Prasad then enters the D and dives forward to put his stick to the ball to give India the lead. India 1-0 Japan.

06:57 (IST)27 JAN 2018

10' Japan are defending in numbers and keeping the Indians at bay for the time being.

06:55 (IST)27 JAN 2018

6' India keep attacking the Japan box but a goal scoring pass is still missing.

06:52 (IST)27 JAN 2018

5' India manage to penetrate inside the circle but fail to register a shot on goal.

06:48 (IST)27 JAN 2018

1' India launch the first attack of the match and the Japan goalkeeper makes a great save.

06:43 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Time for the national anthems.

06:36 (IST)27 JAN 2018

India will face Japan in their third match of the second leg of Four Nations Invitational hockey tournament in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Having secured back to back victories against New Zealand and Belgium, the 'Men in Blue' will start the match as favourities. 

It must be noted that India have already qualified for the final of the second leg of the tournament.

On the other hand, Japan will only play for pride as a win over here won't be enough for them to make the final.

India beat the Black Sticks 3-2 in the first match of this leg and then edged out Belgium 5-4 in a thrilling encounter in the second league game to book their place in the summit clash.

Incidentally, India had also made it to the final of the first leg only to be beaten by Belgium in the summit clash.
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