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France Stun Defending Champions India 5-4

Defending champions India began their marketing campaign within the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup on a disastrous word, happening 4-5 to lowly-ranked France on the opening day of the match on the Kalinga Stadium right here.

It was a poor efficiency by the hosts as they took time to quiet down, didn’t present good coordination within the assault, and allowed France the leeway to capitalise on counterattacks. But for goalkeeper Prashant Chauhan, who affected at the very least 5 good saves, India might have misplaced the match by an even bigger margin.

The Indians did create a number of assaults and ahead Uttam Singh appeared harmful each time he acquired into the French half however on numerous events, the Indian forwards had been indecisive within the remaining third and had been dispossessed simply. France defended stoutly and their goalkeeper Guillaume de Vaucelles was good as he pulled off at the very least seven good saves to disclaim the Indians.

France skipper Timothy Clement scored a hattrick within the 1st, 23rd, and 32nd minutes whereas Benjamin Marque and Corentin Sellier scored a aim apiece as France scripted a memorable win. He was adjudged Player of the Match for his good efficiency.

For India, vice-captain Sanjay additionally scored a hattrick, changing penalty corners in 15th, 57th, and 58th minutes after Uttam Singh had opened the scoring for the hosts within the 10th minute with an excellent aim.

The Indians now want to drag up their socks within the remaining matches in the event that they need to qualify for the quarterfinals and keep their hopes of defending the title they gained in 2016 at Lucknow.

France had been clearly not intimidated by the popularity of the hosts and defending champions, and had been 2-Zero up inside seven minutes. They are ranked 25th and had been taking part in towards a crew that’s ranked fifth within the junior rankings. But undaunted, France launched an assault simply after pushback and skipper Timothee Clement capitalised on an excellent assault to attain a area aim, slotting residence a reverse hit off a rebound after Indian goalkeeper Prashant had made an excellent save.

The Indians made a few good assaults however had been thwarted by the robust French defence however France had been 2-Zero forward after Benjamin Marque scored one other area aim.

Graham Reid’s facet did handle to get their bearings and levelled the scores within the first quarter itself, their second aim coming simply on the stroke of the tip of the primary quarter.

Uttam Singh scored an excellent aim after a penalty nook was saved, making it 1-2 for India off a second rebound.

India made it 2-2 when vice-captain Sanjay capitalised on a penalty nook as he blasted one flick previous the French goalkeeper to make it 2-2.

But all hopes of the Indians taking cost of the match after levelling the rating didn’t materialise and France defended beautifully and used the counterattacks properly to not take the lead once more but additionally managed to maintain the Indian attackers at bay, not permitting them to create penalty corners.

Clement scored the third aim for France within the 23rd minute (3-2) when he capitalised on a penalty nook. The Indians, particularly Uttam Singh, Manjeet, and Yashdeep Siwach launched a variety of assaults however did not capitalise on a single one.

Clemens once more scored within the third quarter to make it 4-2 for France and the writing was on the wall for India as Corentin Sellier made it 5-2 when he scored off one other counter-attack.

India scored two objectives by penalty nook conversions by vice-captain Sanjay however that proved too little and too late because the hosts and defending champions misplaced 4-5, beginning their marketing campaign on a poor word.

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