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Tag: Jr Hockey World Cup

Argentina Are Junior Men's Hockey World Champions
Argentina Are Junior Men's Hockey World Champions

Germany showed resilience in the second half and Julius Hayner struck a brilliant hit from the left flank to reduce the lead to 1-2. Argentina tried their best to put a game on with increasing intensity, but failed to score. The third quarter ended 2-1 in Argentina's favour.

Junior Men's Hockey World Cup: India's Coach, Skipper Rue Missed Chances
Junior Men's Hockey World Cup: India's Coach, Skipper Rue Missed Chances

The coach also admitted that lack of international exposure and practice sessions due to Covid-19 imposed restrictions pegged the team back.

French Revolution At Junior Men's Hockey WC: Lackluster India Lose Tamely, Finish 4th
French Revolution At Junior Men's Hockey WC: Lackluster India Lose Tamely, Finish 4th

In the second quarter, France continued with the surge from where they had left in the first break and got their fourth penalty corner in the 18th minute. But they missed the opportunity again. They got another penalty corner in the 26th minute. This time skipper Timothee Clement was bang on target to open the account for them. The first half ended 1-0 in favour of France.

Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Oranjes Register Fighting Victory Over Red Lions, Secure 5th Place
Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Oranjes Register Fighting Victory Over Red Lions, Secure 5th Place

Netherlands started aggressively and scored as early as the eighth minute of the match through Miles. Brent went on to double the lead seven minutes later. Miles increased the lead to 3-0 in the 20th minute to put immense pressure on the opposition.

Junior Men's Hockey World Cup : South Africa Spank Korea, Script Convincing Win
Junior Men's Hockey World Cup : South Africa Spank Korea, Script Convincing Win

South Africa upped their ante after the start of the third quarter and created an opportunity in form of a penalty corner in the 34th minute. Skipper Guy Morgan grabbed it in both the hands to open the account for them. However, they missed another penalty corner opportunity three minutes later. Korea showed a sense of resurgence, but couldn't capitalise on a scoring chance inside the D. Somehow, South Africa maintained their solitary lead at the end of the third quarter.

Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Prolific Pakistan Pummel Poland
Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Prolific Pakistan Pummel Poland

“There were lots of expectations on us. At the hindsight, we could have performed better in the tournament. We got our form back gradually as the tournament progressed. It was evident from today’s match,” said Pakistan captain Abdul Rana.

French Player Raife Gonessa Suspended For Breaching FIH Code Of Conduct, To Miss Play-Off Against In
French Player Raife Gonessa Suspended For Breaching FIH Code Of Conduct, To Miss Play-Off Against India

Notably, Argentina and France players got involved in a fight soon after the keenly-contested first semifinal match ended in favour of the champions of the 2005 edition of the tournament.

Junior Men's Hockey World Cup: Korea Script Fighting Victory Over Poland
Junior Men's Hockey World Cup: Korea Script Fighting Victory Over Poland

The 2-2 lead set up an exciting second half and the third quarter saw Korea snatching back the lead in the 33rd minute through Hyunwoo. They earned two  successive penalty corners three minutes later, but failed to capitalise. Korea ended with a 3-2 lead after the completion of the third quarter.

Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: South Africa Seal Victory After Edging Out Pakistan In Shootout
Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: South Africa Seal Victory After Edging Out Pakistan In Shootout

South Africa coach Sihle Ntuli gave credit to all his players for maintaining their composure during the crucial moment to come out with flying colours.

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Jr Hockey World Cup: India to begin title defence against France on Wednesday

India's preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics will begin with the mega sporting spectacle -- FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup -- which is all set to kick-start on Wednesday.

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