Olympic Test Event Final 2019; Indian Men’s Hockey Team Hammers New Zealand 5-0 to Win : After defeating Japan on August 20 with 6-3 scores, India Hockey Team made its entry to the finale of 2019 Men’s Ready Steady Tokyo Hockey Tournament. This men’s field hockey tournament, which comprises of a series of test matches was started from August 17. The tournament is being held in Tokyo, Japan and will carry on till 21 August 2019.
- Captain Harmanpreet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Gursahibjit Singh and Mandeep Singh scored for India
- India had lost to New Zealand 1-2 during the round-robin league stage of the four-nation tournament
- India finished the tournament with three wins and one defeat
Hockey India vs New Zealand Final Live Streaming
This competition is very important for each team participating as it will serve as a test event for the field hockey tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics. The tournament has featured total of four top nations in men’s field hockey such as India, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the hosts Japan.
The finale of the tournament is scheduled to held on August 21 and team India is going to face-off New Zealand in the final match. Talking about New Zealand previous match, it was held against Malaysia where New Zealand won with 1–3 scores.
Earlier men’s team skipper Harmanpreet Singh about the tournament said, “I believe this tournament is a good opportunity for youngsters to shine as we will all be watched closely ahead of the team selection for the Olympic Qualifiers,”
India vs New Zealand Final: Scores, Result, and Preview
India played overall three matches in this year tournament with first match against Malaysia on August 17 where India won with 6-0 scores. The next match of India was on August 18 against New Zealand where India lost with 2-1 and the third match was against Japan on August 20 where India won with 6-3 scores.
New Zealand on the other hand also played overall three matches in this year tournament with first match against Japan on August 17 where New Zealand won with 4-3 scores. The next match of New Zealand was on August 18 against India where India lost with 2-1 and the third match was against Malaysia on August 20 where New Zealand won with 1-3 scores.
India vs New Zealand Finale: How to Watch Online?
Team India is the highest ranked men’s team and at present they are at fifth in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) world rankings. Whereas on the other hand Eighth-ranked New Zealand brought a strong team, comprising captain Blair Tarrant, who has nearly 200 international caps.
All the interested viewers who want to get access to the finale of India vs New Zealand Final Olympic Test Event can live stream it through hotstar. The previous match win put India in the second spot in the points table and now they are going to face toppers New Zealand in the summit clash on Wednesday, August 21.