The Indian team will look to bounce back in the tournament.

Our attention now turns to another important match in the FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2021 on Saturday. India will face Poland in their last Pool B match and will look to continue their winning run. If France beat Canada in their next match, then a win would be enough for India to progress into the knockout stages of the tournament. We will now see you on Saturday with another exciting match. Till then, take care and keep following Khel Now for all the latest news and action from the sporting world. Goodnight!

This win will act as a big morale booster for the Indian players, who were looking for a positive result after a shocking defeat against France in the previous match. The hosts dominated Canada in all the areas of the pitch. India had 54% possession and took a total of 19 shots on the goal as compared to Canada’s three. The Indian players also had 54 circle penetrations which speak volumes of India’s dominance in this match. Head Coach Graham Reid will be really happy with the performance of his team.

The Indian men’s junior hockey team scored 13 goals against Canada in an important FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2021 match, but guess what…. this is not even the highest number of goals scored today in a match. Just a few hours back, Spain thumped the USA by 17-0. Damn! this game is brutal.

9:14 PM FULL-TIME A sigh of relief for the Canadian players as the match ends here at the Kalinga Stadium. The hosts totally outclassed them in every department today. The final score reads India 13-1 Canada.

9:09 PM Another goal for the hosts!!! India 13-1 Canada

Sanjay scores second hat-trick in the ongoing FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2021. He had scored three goals against France in the last match too. The future looks really bright for the Indian youngster.

9:02 PM Abhisek Lakra gets his first goal of the match. This one comes through a penalty corner too. The Canadian players are getting a real hammering here at the Kalinga Stadium. India 12-1 Canada

8:59 PM India scores!!! India 11-1 Canada

Sharda Nand Tiwari with another goal through drag-flick. He scores his second goal of the match.

8:55 PM Wow! Back to back goals for Hundal Araijeet Singh. It’s a hat-trick for the Indian player. India 10-1 Canada

He scored the first goal during the penalty corner, while the second one came from an open play. It’s been a horrible night for Canada’s goalkeeper Goodwin.

8:51 PM Uttam Singh scores for his team!!! India 8-1 Canada

He receives the ball on the top of the D and turns inside the circle before extending the lead of his team with a sublime finish.

8:47 PM The third quarter ends here. It’s been a cakewalk for the Indian team so far. They are looking the much better side in this match as compared to their previous clash against France.

8:43 PM It’s raining goals here at the Kalinga Stadium. Hundal Araijeet Singh with a sublime finish during the penalty corner this time. He goes on the top right side of the goalkeeper. India 7-1 Canada

8:35 PM India scores again. India 6-1 Canada

Sharda Nand Tiwari scores the goal for the hosts with a drag-flick. He hit it straight down the middle and the goalkeeper couldn’t do a thing as the ball goes to the goal through his legs. What a finish!

8:31 PM Goal for India!!!!! India 5-1 Canada

This time it’s Sanjay for India. He puts the ball on the right side of Canada’s goalkeeper Goodwin with an excellent drag-flick to extend the lead of his team. The goalkeeper should have done better here.

8:28 PM The third quarter begins. India are attacking from right to left now. India 4-1 Canada

8:22 PM There goes the hooter. India is leading by 4-1 against Canada at half-time. The hosts have been sublime in this match so far. Canada will look to bounce back against India in the second half of the match.

8:17 PM Canada scores. India 4-1 Canada

Christopher Tardif puts some smiles on the faces of Canadian fans just before half-time. This goal will give a huge boost to the spirit of Canadian players in the second half of the match. This clash is not over yet!

8:13 PM Goal for India!!! India 4-0 Canada

Maninder Singh shows some excellent 1v1 dribbling skills as he beats a defender inside the circle and then the goalkeeper to score a sublime goal.

8:09 PM India fail to extend their lead as the Canadian defence stands tough on the goal line. We also have some senior players looking on at the Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup action in Bhubaneshwar.

8:06 PM Penalty corner for India.

Maninder Singh was brought down by an opponent’s player in the circle and India got a PC. He has been in terrific form in this match so far. The hosts will look to pounce on this opportunity.

8:00 PM India scores!!! India 3-0 Canada

Sanjay goes on the right side of Canada’s goalkeeper Goodwin. This is his fourth goal in the tournament as the Indian player had scored a hat-trick in the previous match against France.

7:59 PM Penalty stroke for India.

A top-class drag-flick from Sanjay is stooped on the line by a Canadian player and the referee gives a penalty stroke to India. This is a big chance for the hosts to extend their lead.

7:56 PM There goes the hooter. Team India is leading by 2-0 against Canada at the end of the first quarter.

The hosts will look to improve their finishing in the second quarter. India have been really good with their passes and attack from both flanks but need to do well with their finishing from inside the 16-yeard circle.

7:51 PM India have exploited the left channel pretty well so far. The Canadian defence has been weak on the left side of the goal.

7:45 PM Second goal for India. India 2-0 Canada

Maninder Singh finds Vivek Sagar Prasad with a well-placed pass from outside the D. The Indian captain did no mistake in beating the opponent’s goalkeeper with a chip. India are looking in good touch in an important Junior Hockey World Cup match.

7:40 PM India scores!!! India 1-0 Canada

The hosts draw the first blood in the match. Youngster Uttam Singh put his side ahead with an easy goal after a good move from the left side of the goalpost. This is his second goal in the tournament.

7:38 PM The match is underway. India are attacking from left to right in the blue jersey. It’s a must-win match for the Indian team in Pool B.

7:27 PM The team news is in. Here’s the first Indian XI that will get on the turf to face Canada.

7:25 PM India are under-pressure after facing a shocking defeat against France in their first match of the FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2021. The Indian Colts will be looking to bounce back against Canada to register their first win in the ongoing tournament.

All eyes will be on Sanjay who scored a hat-trick in a 4-5 defeat against France. Apart from Sanjay, Uttam Singh also produced a goal the previous match and will look to continue his good run of form in the Junior Hockey World Cup. Indian defenders were on the back foot in the previous match and need to step up against the Canadian side.

7:20 PM Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of the FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2021.

The FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2021 is taking place at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. Tokyo Olympics medalist Vivek Sagar Prasad is leading the title defence of India in the tournament. India is only the second team to win multiple titles in the competition with the first one being Germany.

All the teams in the FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2021 are divided into four groups -Pool A, Pool B, Pool C and Pool D – with four teams each. They will each play three pool matches, with the top two from each pool progressing to the quarter-finals of the tournament. The first and second-placed teams from Pool A and Pool B will face each other in the last eight. And the third and fourth teams will play each in the classification rounds for their tournament placements. The Indian team is in Pool B and will face Poland, Canada and France for the pool stage matches. 

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