Twelve Japanese gamers had been seen on the sphere in the direction of the tip of their World Cup match in opposition to South Korea right here on Tuesday, prompting the Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) to analyze the matter. Japan misplaced the Pool B match 1-2 and the FIH mentioned the end result will stand.
FIH launch assertion
“Within the final moments of immediately’s FIH Hockey Males’s World Cup match between Japan and Korea, the Japanese group had 12 gamers on the sphere of play, as a substitute of a most of 11 as stipulated within the FIH Guidelines of Hockey,” the FIH mentioned in an announcement.
“After the match, the FIH Officers – who haven’t noticed this case on the second – have spoken to the Japanese group who’ve defined that they hadn’t realised this in any respect and expressed their most honest apologies.”
The FIH officers have additionally defined the matter to the Korean group. FIH is at present investigating the problem to ascertain the way it occurred.
On the flip facet the qualification state of affairs within the Hockey World Cup is getting tense as India attempt to make the ultimate final eight. The Indian group are nonetheless undefeated and have 4 factors to their identify and might want to keep away from a defeat on the ultimate matchday in opposition to Wales, who’re already out of the event.
What’s the present state of affairs for India to make QF?
As issues stand, the Indian group positioned in Pool D has 4 factors from their opening two matches and sits second. Pool D nonetheless is topped by India’s opponent on Sunday, England who’re additionally on 4 factors however have a greater Aim Distinction (GD). At present, each India and England are in pole place to make the lower for the quarterfinal.
What must occur on Matchday 3 for India?
Within the closing group sport, India might want to match Spain’s end result to e book their place within the final eight. The hosts will play Wales, who’re but to win within the event whereas Spain and England go head-to-head on the identical day. A win for India will see them qualify for the final eight whereas a draw coupled with Spain’s defeat or draw in opposition to England may also see India qualify for the quarterfinal.
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