Check starting lineups as India take on Japan in Rourkela

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India vs Japan, 2023 Hockey World Cup, Live Updates:After losing to New Zealand in the must-see crossover match, India will face Japan to end their men’s FIH Hockey World Cup campaign on a high note on Thursday. India already faced a huge backlash after failing to qualify for the quarter-finals, and could end up with their worst finish in the tournament if they lose their 9th-16th ranking match against Japan. India’s worst finish and finish in the previous 14 World Cup editions is 12th and last – in London in 1986.

Here are the live updates of the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup between India and Japan, straight from Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela

7:08 PM IST: We’re on our way

The 2023 FIH Hockey World Cup Men’s Ladder Match kicks off between India and Japan.

7:05 PM IST: Time for the national anthems

Both teams take the field for the respective national anthems. We are inches away from the ranking match between India and Japan.

6:56 p.m. IST: Here’s the lineup

6:43pm IST: India plays for prestige

The Indian team’s hopes of advancing to the quarter-finals were dashed after losing to New Zealand 5–4 (3–3) on penalties in a must-win match. The team led by Harmanpreet Singh will put on a good show against Japan.

6:34 p.m. IST: Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the ongoing FIH Hockey World Cup men’s ladder match between India and Japan. The match will be played at Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela.

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