India vs Spain, Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Live Updates: India have taken 2-0 lead over Spain after Amit Rohidas and Hardik Singh scored for the hosts. India kick off their men’s hockey World Cup campaign with a match against Spain on Friday at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, Rourkela. The Harmanpreet Singh-led side is eyeing it’s first World Cup trophy after 48 long years. Team India had finished at the sixth spot in the last edition in 2018. Apart from this, the Indian side won a silver medal in Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
Here are the LIVE Updates of the India vs Spain Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023, Straight from Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, Rourkela
HWC Live: No goal for India
India miss out on a golden opportunity of taking 3-0 lead. Captain Harmanpreet Singh takes a penalty shootout but the Spanish goalkeeper makes a brilliant save. The ball was touching the line but the referee declared it as no goal.
HWC Live: 3rd quarter begins
The third quarter of the Pool D match between Spain and India begins. The hosts are in 2-0 lead as Amit Rohidas and Hardik Singh scored for India. Spain will have to put their foot forward in order to get at par with India.
HWC Live: End of 2nd quarter
This marks the end of the second quarter of the Pool D match between India and Spain. The hosts have taken 2-0 lead over Spain after Amit Rohidas and Hardik Singh scored provided India with the breakthroughs.
HWC Live: GOAL!!!
GOAL!!! Team India take 2-0 lead over Spain as Hardik Singh provides the hosts with their second breakthrough. Hardik perfectly dribbles the ball and places it brilliantly into the nets.
Live Score: IND 2: ESP 0 (27″)
HWC Live: 2nd quarter begins
The second quarter of the Pool D match between Spain and India begins. The hosts are in 1-0 lead and will look to maintain their dominance over Spain. On the other hand, Spain will look to score an equalizer to make their way back into the game.
HWC Live: End of 1st quarter
This marks the end of the first quarter of the Pool D match between India and Spain. So far, India have taken 1-0 lead in the game after Amit Rohidas provided them with a brilliant breakthrough.
HWC Live: GOAL!!!
GOAL!!!! India successfully convert a penalty corner into a goal. After receiving a pass from Jarmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas brilliantly places the ball into the nets as the hosts take 1-0 lead in the game. This was India’s 200th goal in the World Cups.
Live Score: IND 1- ESP 0 (12″)
HWC Live: India enjoying possession
In the first 10 minutes of the game, India have been enjoying the majority of possession as they exchanging soft passes among themselves. However, they are yet to convert their chances into a goal.
HWC Live: Good move from PR Sreejesh
Spain show attacking game from the very beginning as they enter India’s D within 60 seconds. However, PR Sreejesh successfully deflects the balls and averts the coming threat. Both the teams showing an aggressive game.
HWC Live: We are underway
The opening Pool D match of the Hockey World Cup 2023 between India and Spain begins. Both the teams aiming for victory as they look to have a winning start to their campaign.
HWC Live: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is here
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik have entered the Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela. Both the teams are also out on the field for their respective national anthems.
HWC Live: Hello!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup Pool D match between hosts India and Spain.
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