Bhubaneswar: India wants to make it to the finals of the Men's Junior Hockey World Cup for the second time in a row. Defending champions India will battle six-time champions Germany in the semifinal of the FIH Junior Men's Hockey World Cup on Friday at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. After a slow start to the event, the Indian team improved their performance and advanced to the semifinals.
Defenders and goalkeepers withstood a barrage of attacks in India's quarterfinal match against Belgium, while Sanjay Tiwari scored the game-winning goal to give India a 1-0 victory. Germany, on the other hand, qualified for the semifinals with a 3-1 shoot-out victory over Spain after the teams were tied at 2-2 in regulation time.
they were put under duress against Belgium, young Indian players remained calm and composed. It won't be easy, however, against Germany, who will be attempting to recapture the title after an eight-year absence.