Tokyo Olympics: Rupinderpal’s Brace Helps India Thrash Spain 3-0 In Men’s Hockey
Tokyo: A brace from Rupinderpal Singh and a lone goal from Simranjeet Singh assisted by Odisha defender Amit Rohidas helped India outclass Spain 3-0 in a Group A league match at the Tokyo Olympics men’s hockey tournament at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.
India bounced back from their catastrophic 1-7 drubbing against world No. 1 Australia on Sunday.
Graham Reid’s India coasted to a well-deserved win against a Spanish team that lacked the firepower to trouble the world No. 4 team.
Simranjeet Singh opened India’s account as he deftly deflected a long ball from the sideline by 28-year-old defender Rohidas into the framework.
India forced two penalty corners resulting in a penalty stroke after Rupinderpal’s flick hit the Spanish defender on the goalline. The veteran converted the stroke.
India will take on Argentina in their next fixture on Thursday.