After 12 years, Indian hockey team enters finals….

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After 12 years, Indian men’s hockey team has made it to the finals of the Asian Games. India defeats South Korea at Incheon to enter the finals.

The sole deciding goal of the match came from Akashdeep Singh in the third quarter, which will now see India fighting it out for the gold medal game at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium.

South Korea tried its best for the equalising goal but the solid Indian defense led by Ramandeep Singh didn’t allow any plausible chances.

Akashdeep’s goal, which gave India the slim margin of 1-0, came in the dying minutes of the 3rd quarter.

The road to the semi-final, however, hasn’t been too easy for the Indian men. The Sardar Singh-led side came back well after losing a tense third Pool B game against Pakistan 1-2 to put it across China 2-0 in their fourth and last league match to qualify for the last-four at the Seonhak hockey stadium.

India, who last won a gold in the 1998 Bangkok edition under Dhanraj Pillay’s captaincy, are once again looking for a top finish and gain a direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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