Today is a big day for Indian hockey, as Team India will play the semi-finals of the Asian Champions Trophy today. The Indian hockey team will face Japan's team (India vs Japan) on Tuesday in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Let us tell you that Japan's team is the gold medalist of the current Asian Games. The Olympic bronze medalist and defending champions Indian team, who made a stellar comeback after a slow start, will take on Japan in the semi-finals of Asian Champions Trophy as India are on a high after thrashing Japan 6-0 in the previous round-robin match.
The Indian Hockey Team will now have their eyes set on another explosive victory. However, India must avoid overconfidence or else all of its hard work will be wasted. In the round-robin stage of the five-nation tournament, India has ten points, while Korea is second with six points. Harmanpreet Singh, the Indian team's vice-captain, scored two goals on penalty corners against Japan team and will prove to be a tough challenge for Japan. Manpreet and Hardik Singh have performed very well in the midfield. Dilpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Akashdeep Singh and Shamsher Singh have also scored some brilliant field goals this season.
In the Asian Champions Trophy match played just two days ago, India proved to be a dwarf in every department in the league match. Let us inform you that India has won the title three times since the inception of the tournament in 2011. In 2016, it won the title in Kuantan, and in 2018, it won in Muscat. In Muscat last time, the team Indian team was declared the joint winner with Pakistan as the final match could not be held that time due to incessant rain.