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India vs Spain Hockey World Cup Highlights: IND start campaign with 2-0 win

India vs Spain, Hockey World Cup 2023 Highlights: The Indian team started its World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win against Spain in their first Group D encounter. Amit Rohidas and Hardik Singh scored

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Hardik Singh (8) of India with teammates celebrates after scoring a goal against Spain during a matc

Hardik Singh (8) of India with teammates celebrates after scoring a goal against Spain during a match of FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023, in Rourkela, Odisha, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. PTI Photo

India vs Spain Men's Hockey World Cup Highlights

India have defeated Spain and would be proud of their defensive efforts as they saved three penalty corners not allowing their opponents to score even a single goal. Although, they themselves lacked when it came to the attacking third and could convert only of their six penalty corners and one penalty stroke. Goals were scored by vice-captain and defender Amit Rohidas in the first quarter and midfielder Hardik Singh in the second quarter. 

India would now play England in their second group game and that game would be the decider for whether they top the group or not. England beat Wales 5-0 in their opening game and therefore another mouth-watering clash would await the fans at the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela. 

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Here’s the Indian squad for the World Cup
 
Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (captain), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (vice-captain), Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh
 
Alternate players: Rajkumar Pal, Jugraj Singh
 
Head coach: Graham Reid
 
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Match Details
 
India vs Spain
Group D
Time- 07:00 pm IST
Venue: Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Rourkela
Tournament- FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023
Broadcast and Live Streaming- Star Sports and Disney Plus Hotstar
 
Spain Squad for the World Cup
 
Andreas Rafi, Alejandro Alonso, Cesar Curiel, Xavi Gispert, Borja Lacalle, Álvaro Iglesias, Ignacio Rodríguez, Enrique Gonzalez, Gerard Clapes, Andreas Rafi, Jordi Bonastre, Joaquin Menini, Mario Garin, Marc Reyne, Marc Miralles, Pepe Cunill, Marc Recasens, Pau Cunill and Marc Vizcaino.
 
India vs Spain Hockey World Cup Highlights: Catch all the updates from this Group D game below 
9:04 PM

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India 2-0 Spain

End of Play

India would now play England in their second group game and that game would be the decider for whether they top the group or not. England beat Wales 5-0 in their opening game and therefore another mouth-watering clash would await the fans at the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela. 
9:01 PM

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India 2-0 Spain

End of Play

India have defeated Spain and would be proud of their defensive efforts as they saved three penalty corners not allowing their opponents to score even a single goal. Although, they themselves lacked when it came to the attacking third and could convert only of their six penalty corners and one penalty stroke. Goals were scored by vice-captain and defender Amit Rohidas in the first quarter and midfielder Hardik Singh in the second quarter. 
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8:48 PM

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India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 4

Spain have gone for the review with only seconds remaining in the game and they are asking for a penalty corner claiming that Indian defender Surender Kumar played the ball out of the game intentionally 
8:45 PM

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India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 4

02 minutes to go 

The Indian team is now back to 11 men on the field and they have to survive yet another penalty corner now 
8:42 PM

India vs Spain Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Great save by KB Pathak once again


India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 4

05 minutes to go 

India have saved even the second penalty corner that has come against them. KB Pathak is in the gaol again instead of the regular PR Sreejesh and with just around five minutes to go, India would do well to hold on to the two-goal lead
 
8:38 PM

India vs Spain Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Spain waste great opportunity


India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 4

08 minutes to go 

Spain have given away a great chance to come back in the game as there were two very neat chances for them in the Indian D against an Indain team which is down to 10 men 
8:35 PM

India vs Spain Live Score, Hockey World Cup: India to play the next minutes with 10 players 


India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 4

12 minutes to go 

India’s forward Abhishek has been given a 10-minute card for a tackle on the Spanish player as the Spaniard fell down after the tackle, The replays showed that it was a 50-50 tackle and in fact Abhsiehsk reached the ball first and should not have been penalised so badly. But now for almost the entire fourth quarter, India would be with 10 players and defending 2 goals to win the match. 
8:30 PM

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India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 3 Ends

The Indian team has been very good in the midfield, winning the balls and providing them to the forwards, the forwards to a certain extent have been better as well, making good chances and creating penalty corners. However, it is the conversion of the opportunities that have been bad. India got four direct chances to get a goal and they wasted all of them in the third quarter. There were two penalty corners and one penalty stroke wasted by skipper Harmanpreet Singh while Samsher Singh couldn’t put the ball in an empty net from a pass from Nilkanta Sharma
8:26 PM

India vs Spain Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Samsher misses a great chance 


India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 3

03 Minutes to Go

Earlier it was Harmanpreet and now it is Samseher Singh who has missed an opportunity as Nilkanata Sharma came with the ball after dodging a defender near the 16-yard circle and rushed straight to the far post where Samsher was waiting, but he just couldn’t get a touch on the ball and India wasted another opportunity 
8:21 PM

India vs Spain Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Problem of Penalty Corner conversion persists


India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 3

06 Minutes to Go

Harmanpreet Singh is now unable to convert a straight third shot at goal, this time around it has come courtesy of a penalty corner. So far, India have converted only one penalty corner out of the four that they have got
8:16 PM

India vs Spain Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Man advantage for India


India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 3

10 Minutes to Go

The Indian team has a man advantage for five minutes as a Spanish player has been sent for a five-minute suspension to the bench with a yellow card 
 
8:14 PM

India vs Spain Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Harmanpreet Singh unable to convert the stroke 


India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 3

Akashdeep Singh created a stroke for India as he was tackled from behind while trying to go for a goal. Harmanpreet Singh was offered the easiest shot in hockey, a penalty stroke and he failed to convert that and also wasted a review for India. 
 
8:10 PM

India vs Spain Live Score, Hockey World Cup: Indian coach says he needs more penalty corners


India 2-0 Spain

Quarter 3

The Indian coach Graham Reid said that he needs the Indian team to create a lot of chances and especially penalty corners while the Spanish coach acknowledged the fact that his team has been over-run by the Indian side. 
 
8:06 PM

India vs Spain Live Score, Hockey World Cup: India dominate the stats 


India 2-0 Spain

First Half, Quarter 2 Ends

At the end of the first half, the Indian team has 75% possession as compared to 25% of Spain, 17 circle penetrations as compared to 9 of Spain and have converted one of their penalty corners as compared to 0 of 1 by their opponents. 

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First Published: Jan 13 2023 | 5:34 PM IST

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