Defending champions India finished fourth at the Junior Hockey World Cup, after losing 1-3 to France in the bronze medal contest at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneshwar. French skipper Timothy Clement, who deservedly won the player of the match, scored another hat-trick against the hosts India to lead France to a podium finish. Stay updated with Times of India to get all the live score updates, results, and points table of men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2021.Read Less
MATCH REPORT: India lose 1-3 to France to finish fourth
Title hopes already shattered, defending champions India even failed to finish on the podium as they lost 1-3 to France in the bronze-medal play-off match of the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup on Sunday. France skipper Timothee Clement slammed a hat-trick to stun the hosts once again and secure the bronze medal.
India finish fourth
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It’s all over! India lose 1-3 to France in the bronze-medal match
Defending champions India finished fourth at the Junior Hockey World Cup, after losing 1-3 to France in the bronze medal contest at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneshwar. French skipper Timothy Clement, who deservedly won the player of the match, scored another hat-trick against the hosts India to lead France to a podium finish.
59′ – Time is running out for India
57′ – India are pressing hard for another goal, earned a couple of long corners but failed to penetrate the circle.
55′ – French forward hits the Indian goal post
53′ – Green card for French player. They are down to 10 men at the moment.
52′ – Sanjay fails to convert the PC, and it ends with a long corner for India
51′ – PC for India
50′ – MISSED! Sudeep misses a chance to tap in the ball into the French goal from a close tight angle.
48′ – SAVE! India keeper Chauhan makes a good save to deny Clement his fourth goal of the game
48′ – PC for France again. India are in big trouble
48′ – This time, French forward hits it just wide of the Indian goal from the PC
48′ – Another PC for France
48′ – PC for France and yellow card for India’s Sunil
47′ – GOAL!!! Hat-trick for Clement! France lead 3-1 vs India
Skipper Timothy Clement scores his third goal through another penalty corner to give France a 3-1 lead at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneshwar.
47′ – PC for France
Q4 gets underway…
End of Q3: India trail 1-2 against France
France again dominated the proceeding early in the third quarter, earning as many as five PCs, as their skipper Timothy Clement converted his second PC to double the lead for France in the 34th minute. After the second goal, India pressed hard for a goal and their pressure worked in the 42nd minute. Sudeep scored a brilliant field goal with a reverse flick to reduce the lead. We can expect another high voltage quarter at the Kalinga stadium.
44′ – India down to 10 men again. Green card for Hundal