Indian men’s hockey team beats Great Britain 3-1, qualify for semi-final after 41 years

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The Indian men’s hockey team defetaed Great Britain 3-1 and entered the semifinals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, thanks to Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh and Hardik Singh, who all scored once.

While Dilpreet scored in the first few minutes of the first quarter, Gurjant helped India extend the lead as he too, netted in the second quarter.

The Men In Blue maintained their lead at half-time before great Britain’s Samuel Ian Ward opened his side’s acccount in the dying moments of the third quarter, courtesy a penalty corner.

Later, Hardik scored in the fourth quarter to put India 3-1 ahead and the Indians maintained their lead till the end to comfortably enter the semis.

Earlier in the group stage, India had won four of their five groups and will now face Belgium in the semi-finals.

Significantly, the Men In Blue have enterd their first Olympic semi-final after a long gap of 41 years.

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