Hockey World Cup: 12 Japanese players on the pitch, FIH investigates | Hockey News

BHUBANESWAR: In a strange incident on Tuesday at the Men’s Tournament World Hockey LeagueThe Japanese team had 12 players on the field for a fixed corner in the dying moments of the Group B match against South Korea, which ended in a 2-1 win for South Korea.
Had Japan scored from their last corner, the game could have ended in a 2-2 draw with the unfair advantage of having one more Japanese player on the field.
International Hockey Federation (FIH) released a statement on the matter, saying it was “currently investigating” the incident.
“After the game, the FIH officials – who did not detect this situation at the moment – spoke to the Japanese team, who explained that they were completely unaware of this and expressed their apologies. most sincere,” said FIH.
“FIH officials have also explained the matter to the Korean team” and the federation “is currently investigating the matter to determine how it happened.”
The victory brought the Koreans their first World Cup championship. Japan, however, remained undefeated after two matches. The remaining two teams of Group B, Belgium and Germany, played a thrilling 2-2 draw on Tuesday to end the day’s matches.
Belgium leads Group B thanks to goal difference, but is level with Germany with 4 points after two matches.


News 7D: Update the world's latest breaking news online of the day, breaking news, politics, society today, international mainstream news .Updated news 24/7: Entertainment, the World everyday world. Hot news, images, video clips that are updated quickly and reliably

Related Articles

Back to top button