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Junior Hockey World Cup LIVE - India face France in Bronze medal match - Updates, Results, Scores

India play their last match of the tournament in the 3rd-4th place play-off against France.


Uttam Singh in action during the 3rd place playoff against France (Hockey India)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 2021-12-05T22:51:07+05:30

India will take on France for the third place when in the Bronze medal match at the Men's hockey Junior World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm IST.

India lost in the semifinal to Germany on a day their defence looked shaky and the home team must overcome this issue to get the better of France. India lost to France in the group stage in their opening match of the tournament, and will have revenge on their minds too. "We have to come out on Sunday and avenge that first match we played against France," said Reid. India have never won a bronze medal at this tournament, though they have two golds and one silver.

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Live Updates

  • 5 Dec 2021 12:37 PM GMT

    End of Match: France 3-1 India, France claim 3rd spot

    The seconds count down. The French bench starts celebrating with 30 seconds left. France have beaten India twice in this World Cup and they have beaten India to the 3rd place. India finish at 4th spot. The boys in blue sit with their faces clasped in their hands. Their run ends with a disappointing 4th place.

    France make it to the podium. Argentina and Germany will play in the final later today.

  • 5 Dec 2021 12:31 PM GMT

    4 minutes left, India 2 goals down

    Sanjay goes very close with his shot from a PC. With 6 minutes left, France now strike the post. Hundal had struck the post in Q1 for India itself of course. Uttam and Hundal now combine for an attack but cannot control in the circle.

    India 1-3 after 56 minutes

  • 5 Dec 2021 12:25 PM GMT

    India get a few chances

    India reduced to ten players for the next five minutes following a yellow card to Jojo Sunil as France continue their wave of PCs. Hundal gets a cross across goal, Sudeep tries to flick it past the back post but just misses. France are controlling the match with less than 10 minutes to go. Sudeep earns a PC for India.

    India 1-3 France after 51 minutes

  • 5 Dec 2021 12:21 PM GMT

    France score again, go 3-1 up in Q4

    Clement scores yet again! A hat-trick for him. A big deflection helps the goal, the Indian goalkeeper left unsighted. France go 3-1 up and continue winning more PCs in the final quarter.

  • 5 Dec 2021 12:15 PM GMT

    End of Q3: India 1-2 France

    Suddenly India look more dangerous on the break. Birthday boy Sudeep Chirmako's 42nd minute goal has made the rest of this game much more interesting. 15 minutes to go. Can India get that one goal back in Q4?

  • 5 Dec 2021 12:10 PM GMT

    Sudeep scores, India 1-2 France in Q3

    India's turn to get a PC in the 3rd Quarter now. The hosts look to get a few attacks of their own going. Sudeep rattles a shot into the keeper's pads. With 3 minutes left in Q3, Sudeep comes up with his moment of magic - a reverse flick and Goal!

    It's India 1-2 France after 42 minutes

  • 5 Dec 2021 12:01 PM GMT

    Q3: France have India on ropes; India 0-2 France

    France the stronger side in the opening minutes of Q3 as well. Pawan needed to step out of his line and make a great save with his outstretched right foot. Another chance for France - another save by Pawan. Clement strikes. Hits an Indian's shin. another PC. Abhishek Lakra there this time to block it out. Another PC. France mount on a wave of PCs. Pawan saves...again. The crowd chants the goalkeeper's name as France prepare to take another PC. This time they do score. Clement scores again.

    India 0-2 France after 34 minutes

  • 5 Dec 2021 11:47 AM GMT

    End of Q2: India 0-1 France

    End of the first half. India started the game well but have allowed the French team to grow in the match since then.

  • 5 Dec 2021 11:43 AM GMT

    France score first, India 0-1 France

    It's suddenly all France, with India struggling to get a stick in. Green Card to Shardanand Tiwari. And it turns out to be costly! Timothy Clement scores for France in the 26th minute! 

  • 5 Dec 2021 11:31 AM GMT

    France earn first PC of Q2

    France were forced to sit deep in the opening few minutes of the match but the roles were reversed as the 1st quarter came to a close. On to Q2 now. Clement, who was the thorn in India's side in their last meeting, drives forward and gets the first PC of Q2, Vivek the man penalized. India see off the PC threat.

    India 0-0 France after 18 minutes

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