Canada and India have played together in multiple Men’s Hockey tournaments, including Olympics and World Cup. While at World Cup and World League they have won equal number of matches, at Olympics their last match in 2016 was a draw. At Commonwealth Games and Champions Challenge, they never faced each other. In their last three meetings, one was a draw at 2016 Olympics, while in two matches at 2017 Hockey World League both won a match each.
Overall in Major Tournaments
World Cup history
On debut in 1978, Canada defeated India who settled score in 1986 when both finished at the bottom of Pool B. In 1990, India won crossover match and in 1998 Canada avenged the defeat as India finished at bottom of Pool A.
World Cup: 2-2
1978 Canada won 3-1 (Pool A)
1986 India won 2-0 (Pool B)
1990 India won 2-1 (9-12th classification)
1998 Canada won 4-1 (Pool A)
Olympics: India won 3, 1 Draw
1964 India won 3-0
1976 India won 3-0
1996 India won 5-1
2016 Draw 2-2
FIH Hockey World League: 1-1
2016–17 – Semifinals Pool India won 3-0
2016–17 – 5th Place (2nd round) Canada won 3-2
In the FIH ranking, India is 5th and Canada 11th. The host country needs a win to enter the quarterfinal. On the other hand, Canada needs to win this match by a margin of 3 goals to enter crossover. A win by 4 goals and loss of Belgium can get them directly to the quarterfinal.
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