Rio 2016 India vs Canada Hockey Match Preview
Final Score : IND 2 – 2 CAN (Match draw). India will play Belgium in quarter finals on Sunday 9.00pm IST.
Also Read – Standings Hockey Rio 2016
India will play their last league match of Group B against Canada before going to play out the knockout games starting from quarter finals. Indian team will try to win against Canada to avoid playing against stronger side of Group A in the first round of the knockout.
Out of the 4 matches played, India has won two and lost two. Their win came against Ireland and Argentina, while they lost to Germany and Netherlands. On the other hand, Canada has lost all 4 matches they have played in Rio 2016. Total four teams will qualify from the Group B to the quarter finals. India currently sit third on the points table.
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INDIA VS CANADA RIO 2016 HOCKEY MATCH TIME, DATE AND VENUE
India vs Canada hockey match will start at 12.30pm Local Time in brazil and 09.00pm India Time IST on August 12, 2016 – Friday night. The match will be played at Deodoro Olympic Park, in Rio – Brazil.
INDIA VS CANADA RIO 2016 HOCKEY MATCH LIVE SCORE AND LIVE STREAMING
Live telecast between India v Canada Rio hockey match will be available on Star sports 1, Star sports 2, Star sports 3 and Star sports 4 TV channels in India. Live streaming between India vs Canada hockey game will be available on starsports.com & hotstar.com.
Apart from this, BBC One, BBC Four & Red Button will also telecast live match in UK. In Canada, CBC/Radio-Canada channel will telecast the live match.
INDIA VS Canada HOCKEY RIO 2016 TEAM / SQUAD
Indian Hockey Squad for Rio 2016 – Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh (captain) ; Defenders : VR Raghunath, Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Kothajit Singh, Surendar Kumar ; Midfielders : Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh, SK Uthappa, Danish Mujtaba, Devender Walmiki and Chinglenana Singh; Forwards : Akashdeep Singh, SV Sunil (vice captain), Ramandeep Singh and Nikkin Thimmaiah.
Indian Hockey Team Head Coach : Roelant Oltmans.
Canada Hockey Squad for Rio 2016: Goalkeepers: Antoni Kindler, David Carter, Defenders: Adam Froese, Benjamin Martin, David Jameson, Gordon Johnston, Hudson Stewart, Scott Tupper (Captain), Midfielders: Jagdish Gill, John Smythe, Mark Pearson, Paul Wharton, Richard Hildreth, Taylor Curran, Forwards: Brenden Bissett, Devohn Noronha- Teixera, Gabriel Ho-Garcia, Iain Smythe, James Kirkpatrick, Keegan Pereira, Matthew Guest, Matthew Sarmento and Philip Wright
Canada Hockey Team Head coach: Anthony Farry.
2016 RIO HOCKEY INDIA V CANADA MATCH NEWS
Canada is lowest ranked team to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics Hockey Tournament and having lost their all matches, they will try to come back strong and play good hockey in their last league match against Team India. On the other hand, India will have a golden chance to score big and win this hockey match so as to play a lower ranked team from Group A in the knockout stage.
The higher we finish in the points table, the lesser ranked team will play with us from the other pool,” PR Sreejesh said.
A big win against Canada will give Indian team a much needed confidence before playing quarter final match on Sunday – 14 August 2016. Indian forwards with the likes of Akashdeep Singh, SV Sunil and Ramandeep Singh have to rise above occasion and play well. India got five of penalty corners in the last minute of match against Netherlands, but it failed to convert any of these. This is a concern which India will likely try to improve fast coming into other future matches.
PR Sreejesh and other team players have to group again and work as a unit to win a favorable draw in the next stage of the competition.
INDIA VS Canada HOCKEY MATCH RIO PREDICTION
This one is easy to call as compare to previous matches, 5th ranked India will play against 15th ranked Canada. Win predictor says India will win this match of hockey by 5-1 against lower ranked Canada.
For live score and live commentary updates of match between Canada vs India hockey, stay tuned to playcaper.com on Friday at 9.00pm IST!