India vs Spain: At the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, India defeated Spain 2-0 to kick off their Hockey World Cup 2023 campaign. After a stunning strike by Amit Rohidas in the first quarter, Hardik Singh’s cross was deflected by a Spanish defender to make it 2-0.
In the second half, Captain Harmanpreet Singh missed a penalty shot, which would have made it 3-0. The tournament is being held in Odisha and India for the second time, and the first-place team in Pool D advances immediately to the quarterfinals. In the meantime, the teams in second and third place compete in a crossover round against Pool’s third and second-place teams.
India vs Spain
Both teams started the game on the same playing field, and the first ten minutes were a blur of dominance between them. However, India took control in the final few minutes of the first quarter and capitalized with a crucial 1st goal. Second place at the 2022 Commonwealth Games sounds good until you see Australia beat them in the final.
Third-place finishes in the Asian Champions Trophy and Asian Cup series with mainly young and inexperienced teams meant that while testing the bench, the older players had to settle for a handful of Pro League games for match practice. Amit Rohidas latched onto the loose ball and drove his shot past a helpless Adrian Rafi in the Spanish goal to score India’s first Hockey World Cup 2023 goal after The shot taken by captain Harmanpreet Singh was stop by the Spain defense.
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India vs Spain, 2023 Match Schedule & venue
Spain vs India – 13 Jan – 7.00 PM – Rourkela
India vs England – 15 Jan – 7.00 PM – Rourkela
India vs Wales – 19 Jan – 7.00 PM- Bhubaneswar
The matches are going to be hosted in various locations around the world. The matches will also be held in India. The two venues that are listed as per the schedules are.
- Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar
- Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Odisha
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India vs Spain, Teams, Players List,
India Squad– P.R. Sreejesh, Krishna Pathak, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (Chief), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (Bad habit Commander), Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak
Dragflicker: Jarmanpreet Singh, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Harmanreet Singh, and Surender Kumar
Midfielders: Shamsher Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Vivek Sagar Prasad, and Akashdeep Singh
Forwards: Abhishek, Mandeep Singh, Sukhjeet Singh, and Upadhyay
Alternate players: Jugraj Singh, Rajkumar Pal
Head Coach: Graham Reid
Spain Squad-Alejandro Alonso, Andreas Rafi, Cesar Curiel, Xavi Gispert, Borja Lacalle, lvaro Iglesias, Ignacio Rodrguez, Enrique Gonzalez, Gerard Clapes, Andreas Rafi, Jordi Bonastre, Joaquin Menini, Mario Garin (captain), Marc Reyne, Marc Miralles, Pepe Cunill, Marc Reca
Head Coach: Maximiliano Caldas
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India vs Spain Men’s Hockey World Cup Highlights
India beat Spain and would be proud of their defensive efforts as they saved three penalty corners to prevent the opposition from scoring a single goal. However, they lacked an attacking third and could only convert from their six penalty corners and one free kick. The goals were scored by vice-captain and defender Amit Rohidas in the first quarter and midfielder Hardik Singh in the second quarter.
Eight Olympic medals earned the Indian hockey team fame. The team game is looked forward to by followers and fans. Teams from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, and the Netherlands are participating alongside India.
India and Spain recently went head to head in a thrilling hockey match. The world was glued to their screens as these two giants of the sport battled it out. But what was the conclusion of the match? In this blog post, we‘ll take a closer look at the highlights of the game and the final result. We’ll also examine the key players on both teams and what their performances meant for the outcome. So, whether you’re a die-hard hockey fan or just curious about the sport, keep reading to find out who came out on top in this exciting match–up.
India vs Spain Men’s Hockey World Cup FAQ’S
Who won India vs Spain hockey?
India vs Spain Hockey World Cup Highlights: India beat Spain 2-0 in their opening Pool D match. No goals in the second half for India but Harmanpreet Singh and co. hold on to their 2-0 first-half lead. India get their first win of the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023.
What is the result of India in Hockey World Cup?
India vs Japan Hockey Match: India ended their World Cup campaign with a 8-0 win over Japan in the Classification match on Thursday.
Has India won the Hockey World Cup men's?
1975 win in Kuala Lumpur only shining spot. India have won the hockey World Cup just once. The men's team lifted the trophy in 1975.
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