Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men’s hockey team will take on Germany in the bronze medal match.© Getty
The Indian men’s hockey team and wrestlers headline the day for the country on Thursday as India look to add to their medal tally of three with a medal in men’s hockey after a gap of more than four decades. Indian men’s hockey team takes on Germany in the bronze medal match on Thursday as they look to add to their eight Olympic medals, the last of which came in 1980 in Moscow. Wrestlers Anshu Malik, Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia will also be in action and several medal prospects will put their challenge forward for India. Dahiya will compete in the final of men’s freestyle 57kg category while Deepak will compete for the bronze medal in men’s freestyle 86kg category. Star Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat will begin her campaign at the Tokyo Games.
Here Are The Live Updates From Tokyo Olympics 2020
Ruhr tears past the Indian midfield | 7:24′ 1st | GER 1-0 IND
Jan Christopher Ruhr dribbles past the Indian midfield, but loses balance. He gets tackled near the Indian goal.
RUPINDERRR | 10:48′ 1st | GER 1-0 IND
It was directed to Rupinder, and his attempt hits the first German on the way.
Penalty corner for India | 10:54′ 1st | GER 1-0 IND
Mandeep gets a penalty corner for India. Can they equalize?
GERMANY GRAB AN EARLY LEAD | 13:21′ 1st | GER 1-0 IND
Timur Oruz gives Germany an early lead!!! Its also his first goal of the tournament, and it was a field goal.
The action begins!
And we are underway at the Oi Hockey Stadium, as India take on Germany in their bronze medal match!
The national anthems are over, and both teams form their respective huddles.
Both teams walk in for the formalities!
Both teams have entered the venue for the formalities. National anthems have begun!
Head to head record at the Olympics
India have faced Germany five times, winning only once. Meanwhile, Germany have won thrice. Can India register another win today?
— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) August 5, 2021
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