Junior WC Hockey: Odisha’s Amandeep Lakra Nets 2 In 10-1 Win; India Book Dutch Date In Quarterfinals

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Amandeep Lakra scored a brace in India’s thumping 10-1 win over Canada in their final Pool C match of the FIH Men’s Junior World Cup meet in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

The 21-year-old defender found the target off a penalty corner in the 23rd minute, and added to India’s tally in the final quarter (51st minute).

Aditya Arjun Lalage (8th and 43rd) and Rohit (12th, 55th) also netted a brace each, while Vishnukant (42nd), Rajinder (43rd), Kushwaha Sourabh Anand (51st) and Uttam Singh (58th) scored one piece.

India finished second in Pool C with 7 points, beating Korea and Canada while losing to toppers Spain.

India thus set up a quarterfinal clash with Pool winners The Netherlands on December 12.

Other quarterfinals – Argentina vs Germany, Spain vs Pakistan, France vs Australia.

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