Highlights India vs Spain Hockey Score And Updates Tokyo Olympics IND 3 – 0 ESP

Tokyo: Hello and welcome to our hockey coverage of IND vs ESP,  Score and Updates Tokyo Olympics Hockey Match Highlights between India and Spain which is being played at the Oi Hockey Stadium, South Pitch. India came up with a clinical performance against Spain by beating them 3-0 with Rupinder Pal Singh scoring two out of the three goals. India defended well in the all-important third quarter, managing to hold on to their 2-0 lead. With Spain looking to reduce the two-goal deficit, India didn’t give an inch in the second quarter and managed to hold on to the 2-0 lead vs Spain at half-time. Earlier, India started off aggressively in the first quarter with both teams looking to take the early initiative. Simranjeet Singh gave India the lead with a brilliant finish while Rupinder converted the penalty stroke in the dying moments of the first quarter to give India a 2-0 lead against Spain.Also Read - Neeraj Chopra, Tokyo Olympics 2020 Gold Medallist, Receives Special Gift From 2008 Beijing Winner Abhinav Bindra

Thoroughly outplayed by Australia, the Indian men’s hockey team would be desperate to rebuild shattered morale when it takes on a lower-ranked Spain in its third Pool A match of the Olympics here on Tuesday. After a fighting 3-2 win over New Zealand in their campaign opener, the Indians were completely steam-rolled 1-7 by world no.1 Australia in their second game. The debacle exposed every possible chink in India’s armour. The mighty Kookaburras simply toyed with the Indian defence after the first quarter and scored goals at will to comfortably secure their second consecutive win in the competition. Also Read - Thorough Coaching Programme Reason Behind Indian Hockey Revival: MM Somaya

Going by the points table, India are currently placed fourth just below New Zealand on goal difference. The pool is being headed by Australia with two wins out of as many matches, followed by reigning Olympic champions Argentina with four points. Spain and hosts Japan are yet to register a win in the two matches they have played. The top four teams from a pool of six each will qualify for the quarterfinals. Also Read - PR Sreejesh Opens up to Amitabh Bachchan Regarding Challenges, Says Playing on Astro Turf Totally Different From Playing on Natural Grass

IND vs ESP squads:

India: P.R. Sreejesh (GK); Manpreet Singh (C), Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit, Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh

Spain: Francisco Cortes (GK), Ricardo Sanchez, Llorenc Piera, Alejandro Alonso, Josep Romeu, Miquel Delas (C), Alvaro Iglesias, Marc Salles, David Alegre, Vicenc Ruiz, Enrique Gonzalez, Roc Oliva, Xavi Lleonart, Maria Jose Basterra, Pau Quemada, Marc Bolto

Live Updates

  • 8:13 AM IST

    Thank you for joining us as we look forward to your company for the match against Argentina on Thursday.

  • 8:11 AM IST

    This has been a clinical performance by India. Took their opportunities to score whenever it came along and defended brilliantly. Spain hardly had a clear shot at the goal.

  • 8:10 AM IST

  • 8:06 AM IST

    India 3-0 Spain Full Time

  • 8:05 AM IST

    That’s it. India have won the match 3-0 vs Spain. This has been a great comeback by the Indians.

  • 8:01 AM IST

    Time running out for Spain here. India, would like to think, they have done enough to win this encounter.

  • 7:59 AM IST

    With a little more than 4 minutes to go, India are 3-0 up. The Men in Blue need to finish well.

  • 7:58 AM IST

    Another great counter by India. Almost the fourth goal but the goal-keeper does well there.

  • 7:55 AM IST

    Spain looking to reduce the lead. Two back to back penalty corners for them. Now three in a row. Sreejesh keeps it out comfortably. India in a comfortable position in the final quarter with a 3-0 lead.

  • 7:54 AM IST

    Penalty corner for Spain.