After a long gap of 15 years, India has won the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup. The final match was between India and Belgium, India defeated Belgium 2-1 and won the match. The finals were on Sunday in Lucknow at Dhyan Chand Stadium. The team scored good goals in first half to get the better game. The team coach was Harendra Singh, it was like a mission for the Indian team to rewrite the history and by their brilliant performance they achieved that in the 11th edition of the event. This was the first time India has won the world cup in 11 editions.
India wins Junior Hockey World Cup After A Gap Of 15 Years.
Before India has won the maiden cup in 2001 in Hobart, Australia and at Milton Keynes they finished runners-up in 1997. Simranjeet Singh and Gurjant Singh scored best for India as Harjeet Singh and team left all the Indians to celebrate the New Year in advance. In Rio Olympics final Belgium lost against Argentina 0-1 and again they lost in Hockey, this is their second defeat in this year.
As soon as the final signal came all the fans started dancing on Bollywood songs. Just before the final signal came to Belgium scored their only goal off a penalty corner, it’s interesting! All the public in the big crowd was chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Jitega Bhai Jitega India Jitega and Jiski Field, Uski Shield’. India had a great start in the final match.
In the starting six minutes of the game, India got two penalty corners, but both gone. Everybody in the stadium was celebrating as India hit their first goal in the eighth minute. India scored their second goal in 22 minutes.
Indians were playing with their brilliance and continued to surprise the opposite team and earned three penalties. Just before ten minutes of the game Gurjant came to score his second goal but was stopped by an onrushing Belgian custodian Van Doren.
With nothing to lose, Belgium gave their all in the final few minutes and managed to secure two consecutive penalty corners just 20 seconds from the final hooter, the second of which was converted by Van Bockrijck to give the something to cheer about for the Red Cougars.