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Tokyo Olympics : India to face Great Britain for a place in SF

India will lock horns against Great Britain in the quarter-final of Tokyo Olympics at the Oi hockey stadium. The Manpreet Singh led side has been in tremendous form winning 4 out off 5 Pool A matches and losing only one. Finishing an impressive second in the group. The blue sticks under the guidance of Australian coach Graham Reid are aware that this is a knockout match and a win will take them to the last 4 while a defeat will end their campaign in Tokyo Olympics and the 41 year wait for a medal in Olympics will continue even further. In Pool B, Great Britain finished third with two wins off five games. The British contingent lost only one match, while the remaining two ended in a draw. The eight time Olympic champions India have played Great Britain 8 times winning 4 and 4 matches ended in draw. Therefore, they are yet to lose a match against them in the showpiece event. The last time these two teams met was in Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast where India won the group stage match 4-3 while Britain won the bronze medal match 2-1. The Indian team is eyeing their first semi-final appearance in Olympics after 1980 when they won a gold in Moscow but before that they will have to thwart the challenge of Great Britain. With the kind of form they are in they can certainly fancy their chances of a place in the last 4.

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  • Released : 01-Aug-2021

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