India won 2-0, Varun Kumar and Simranjeet Singh scored goals
Team India will take on South Korea on Sunday
Sports desk India defeated Asian champion Japan in the first match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. In this match, the Indian team won 2-0. In the 24th minute Varun Kumar scored the first goal for India with a penalty corner. In the 55th minute, Simranjit Singh scored a goal to give the team a 2-0 win. The Indian team will play South Korea on Sunday in their second match.
FT: 🇮🇳 2-0 🇯🇵India emerge victorious in the opening match of the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 as they restrict the @ asiangames2018 Gold Medalist Japan to a 2-0 scoreline. #IndiaKaGame #SultanAzlanShahCup2019 pic.twitter.com/cMK3RTJnEq
– Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) March 23, 2019
India has won the title five times
India last won the title in 2010. The Indian team has so far won the title of 5 times (1985, 1991, 1995, 2009, 2010). In 2010, India shared the title with South Korea. However, last year he was at number five.
Compared to India in tournaments
India beat Japan 2-0
India vs Korea
India vs Malaysia
India vs Canada
India vs Poland