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  • 8:30 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada Live: It’s full time and its official, India are making their way to the final 16 of the tournament! The men in blues delivered a five-star performance to put five across Canada and maintained their unbeaten run in the tournament!

    FULL-TIME: IND 5-1 CAN

  • 8:22 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada Live: It’s fabulous five for team India! Lalit scores his second on the night as Canada’s misery grows worse!

    IND 5-1 CAN

  • 8:14 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada Live: GOAL! india scores their fourth goal and this should seal it for the men in blues. they have been outstanding all night and it’s safe to say they are surely heading to the semifinals of the Hockey world cup 2018!

    IND 4-1 CAN

  • 8:09 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada Live: Two goals in quick succession for India take them to a good cushion lead over the visitors.

    IND 3-1 CAN

  • 7:59 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada Live: Canada equalizes and they are right back into the game!

    IND 1-1 CAN

  • 7:37 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada Live: At halftime, India maintains their narrowest of leads.

    IND 1-0 CAN

  • 7:36 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada Live: Harmanpreet’s accurate aerial ball finds Mandeep Singh who immediately sets off to attack.

    IND 1-0 CAN

  • 7:29 PM IST
    Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada Live: The visitors enjoy a spell of possession in India’s half as the defense works in unison to close out threats.

    IND 1-0 CAN
  • 7:21 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada Live: And we’re underway for the second quarter, can the visitors find a way back into the game?

  • 7:20 PM IST

    Hockey World Cup 2018, India vs Canada Live: That’s the end of the first quarter, sheer dominance from the hosts so far. The scoreline could have been more but Canada defended well.

    IND 1-0 CAN

India are making their way to the final 16 of the tournament! The men in blues delivered a five-star performance to put five across Canada and maintained their unbeaten run in the tournament in their final Pool C match of the men’s hockey World Cup on Saturday.

Hosts India would look to seal a direct quarterfinal berth with a win against Canada in their final Pool C match of the men’s hockey World Cup on Saturday. World number 5 India are currently leading Pool C with four points from two games ahead of Olympic silver medallist Belgium (4 points) on account of a better goal difference. The Indians have a goal difference of + 5 as against Belgium’s +1.

Both Canada and South Africa have one point each from two matches but the North Americans are placed third with a goal difference of -1 as against South Africa’s -5. India thrashed South Africa 5-0 and drew 2-2 against Belgium in their earlier matches, while Canada lost 1-2 against the Red Lions before eking out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against the Africans.

While India are placed at an advantageous position at present, the pool is still wide open. The hosts would not want to leave anything on chance and they would seek a comprehensive win on Saturday to cement their place atop the pool and directly qualify for the last eight round.

The second and third-placed teams from the pool will play cross-over matches against number 2 and 3 teams of other pools to decide the remaining last four quarterfinal places. Going by records and form, India are hands down favorites to come out victorious against Canada.