Indian Hockey Team: The Indian team will play the second match of the Men’s Hockey World Cup today (January 15).
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Today (January 15), Indian team will face England (IND vs ENG) in Hockey World Cup 2023 (Hockey World Cup 2023). The two teams will face each other at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela at 7 pm. In the first match both the teams won unilaterally and this match was fiercely contested. Indian team beat Spain 2-0 in their first match. Meanwhile, England beat Wales 5-0. Both teams are looking in good form. The previous matches of both the teams are going on fiercely. Last year there were three matches between India and England. Out of these two were draws and India won one match.
The last encounter between the two teams took place in Commonwealth Games 2022. This match was very exciting. Here the Indian team is leading 3-0. But, after that, with Team India getting a player out, England made a strong comeback to level the match at 4-4. Both the teams have learned a lot of lessons from their previous encounter and this time both the teams will enter the field.
The winner of the match is almost certain to advance directly to the quarter finals. 16 teams are participating in this World Cup. Each pool consists of four teams. The top team in each pool will qualify directly for the quarter-finals. The second and third teams in the pool can reach the last-eight via cross-over matches. In such conditions, England-India will be battling it out today to top the pool. The winner of today’s match has a high chance of directly entering the quarterfinals.
So far 21 matches have been played between India and England. Out of these, Indian team won 10 matches while England won 7 matches. There were 4 draws between the two teams.