Asian Games: India Beat Korea to Reach Men's Hockey Final

Akashdeep Singh scored the lone goal of the match in the 44th minute.

updated: September 30, 2014 15:28 IST
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Indian team celebrate after scoring vs Korea in Asian Games semis.

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Incheon, South Korea: Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal to help a spirited India beat hosts Korea 1-0 and enter the final of the men's hockey competition of the 17th Asian Games for the first time 12 years, in Incheon on Tuesday. (Day 11 Blog | Tally | Schedule)

After a barren opening half, it took a gem of a goal from Akashdeep to break the deadlock in the 44th minute of the match.

Indian men's hockey team, which last made it to the final of the Asian Games way back in 2002 Busan Games, will now face the winner of the other semifinal between arch-rivals Pakistan and Malaysia in the summit clash on Thursday.

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