Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS from the India vs Germany FIH Pro League match at the Birsa Munda International Stadium, Rourkela.

March 13, 2023 20:54
One match to go for India

India will play Australia on Wednesday which will be its last match in the mini-tournament in Rourkela. It has won all three so far and David John would love his side to complete the sweep.

Tonight’s win takes India on top of the FIH Pro League standings. Harmanpreet Singh extends his lead at the top of the scorer’s chart while Selvam Karthi enters the top six list with his fifth goal tonight.

Australia and Germany will face off on Tuesday. Sportstar will keep you updated on all the action from the competition. See you next time!

March 13, 2023 20:51
Germany’s captain Mats Muller

“Well obviously, a tough loss. We were unable to keep up with the intensity. Credit to them for the win. We will come back stronger tomorrow against Australia.”

March 13, 2023 20:50
Selvam Karthi wins the Player of the Match award

Selvam Karthi wins the Player of the Match. He scored two goals today.

“Feeling proud. Thank you to the Rourkela crowd for all the encouragement,” he says after the award.

March 13, 2023 20:45
FT : IND 6-3 GER

India wins! It’s third win in as many games. It is making a habit of paying these high-scoring encounters. Its trailed again today. Conceded an early goal. But four quick goals in the second period allowed it to take the game by the scruff of the neck. Germany did threaten to come back with a goal from Hellwig. But India closed the match out in the last quarter in clinical fashion.

March 13, 2023 20:43

Tom Grambusch just about prevents Sukhjeet from scoring a seventh goal. That should be the last meaningful play of the match.

March 13, 2023 20:43

Rabichandra is vying for the ball near the German circle but the umpire blows his whistle for an infringement by the Indian.

March 13, 2023 20:41

Dilpreet picks the ball from Prinz. India with a chance to counter.

March 13, 2023 20:41

Peillet gets the second corner but he hits the ball wide.

March 13, 2023 20:40

Peillet’s flick rams straight into Manpreet. Phenomenal job in rushing from the Indian. It came off the leg so another try for Germany.

March 13, 2023 20:39

Referral successful. The ball indeed hit Nilam Xess on the foot.

March 13, 2023 20:38

Hinrichs asks for a referral. He is asking that the ball hit an Indian player’s foot. The umpire had awarded a free hit to India for a stick tackle.

March 13, 2023 20:37

Germany has removed its keeper. 11 outfield players in search of a goal.

March 13, 2023 20:37

India with a PC variation. The injection is slow. Harmanpreet and the injector then play a to and fro. The ball lands back to Harmanpreet and sweeps it at the goal. Saved by Stadler.

March 13, 2023 20:35

Penalty corner for India. Karthi again gets a long ball in the circle and gets tripped by Barry.

March 13, 2023 20:35

A free hit for Germany. Karthi’s reverse hit instead of testing the goal hits Sukhjeet.

March 13, 2023 20:33

Manpreet tries to slap a shot into the circle but the ball is nicked off him.

March 13, 2023 20:32

India wins a long corner.

March 13, 2023 20:32

Rabichandra gets a green card. He will be off for two minutes. Chance for Germany to stretch India with a man advantage.

March 13, 2023 20:30
51’ IND 6-3 GER - Abhishek scores

India has a sixth goal. Surely that’s the match for India. Dilpreet puts the ball into the circle from near the centre line. Sukhjeet collects and he senses that the German defence has been trapped. He squares it to Abhishek to his left. The forward does the rest.

March 13, 2023 20:29

Bosserhoff steals the ball from Abhishek in the German half. Could have been another dangerous attack by India.

March 13, 2023 20:28

India keeps the ball with its defence. Not letting Germany a chance to get the ball.

March 13, 2023 20:25
46’ IND 5-3 GER - Karthi scores

Selvam Karthi! He finds his second goal! He has to thank Tom Grambusch there for the gift though. Jarmanpreet plays the sqaure pass from the right side. Grambusch was in position to stop it easily. But the German missed it. To his dismay, Karthi was in front of goal and needed no second invitation.

March 13, 2023 20:23

The last quarter underway! Germany with the ball.

March 13, 2023 20:22
End of Q3

Just the solitary goal from Hellwig in this quarter. One more period of 15 minutes left. Can India hold on

March 13, 2023 20:20

Struthoff shown a green card. He will be off for two minutes.

March 13, 2023 20:19

Harmanpreet intercepts a pass and leads ahead. He does not see an option to build the attack further and very cleverly he holds the ball and slows the pace of the game. India keeps the ball.

March 13, 2023 20:17

Another save by Pawan! He stops Hinrichs’ shot from point blank range.

March 13, 2023 20:17

Struthoff steals the ball for Germany. Vivek and Sukhjeet combine on an aerial pass as India threatened with an attack.

March 13, 2023 20:15

Vivek with a successful tackle in the circle to win the ball for India.

March 13, 2023 20:13

SAVED! Pawan resolute as always. India keeps its lead. Jarmanpreet too with a valiant block off the line.

March 13, 2023 20:13

Penalty corner awarded! Germany keeps its referral!

March 13, 2023 20:12

Germany has asked for a referral. It is asking for a foot in the circle. Looks like it has hit Nilam Xess on the foot.

March 13, 2023 20:11

Harmanpreet with solid defence under pressure. He steals the ball from Wigand in the Indian circle.

March 13, 2023 20:10

Peillet steals the ball from India and turns the possession over.

March 13, 2023 20:08

Abhishek leads a counter attack for India. He keeps the defenders guessing the direction and wins a free hit deep in the German half.

March 13, 2023 20:07

Saved by Pawan! Peillet with the first shot followed by another by Kaufmann. Pawan wass forced to make a save on the second shot and he saved it with his legs.

March 13, 2023 20:06

Penalty corner for Germany.

March 13, 2023 20:04
31’ IND 4-3 GER - Hellwig scores

Germany strikes! In the first minute. It moves the ball like lightening. Kaufmann leads the counter attack. The ball crosses the entire length of the field with slick pass-and-move and Hellwig finishes in the circle with a sliding effort.

March 13, 2023 20:03

Back for the second half. The third quarter starts. Sreejesh goes off and Pawan is back for India.

March 13, 2023 19:56
HT : IND 4-2 GER

Hockey! At its best! That’s it! The second quarter was hockey at its best. India trailed by a goal at the start of the quarter but scored four times. Jugraj, followed by Abhishek, followed by Karthi and finally Harmanpreet. The four goals were scored in the space of just six minutes. Peillet pulled one back for Germay. Mind you this too was within the six-minute window when India scored. After a quite and composed first quarter, the game went into all-out attack mode in the second. Nicely set up for the second half.

March 13, 2023 19:53

India with a last ditch effort to find another goal but the hooter blows to stop the game for half-time.

March 13, 2023 19:52

Sreejesh saves! He flicks the ball away from goal. Germany was mounting an attack from the right side. Hinrichs plays the pass across which Sreejesh handles with all his experience.

March 13, 2023 19:50

Stadler saves! Something goes the German keeper’s way. Abhishek fires in a shot from the right side of the circle and Stadler blocks it with his leg.

March 13, 2023 19:49
26’ IND 4-2 GER - Harmanpreet scores

Another goal! Can you believe that? Harmanpreet with his 11th goal in the FIH Pro League. He angles the ball into the right side of goal. Stadler had no chance there.

March 13, 2023 19:48

India makes an error in trapping the injection but Harmanpreet keeps his cool to win another corner.

March 13, 2023 19:46

A penalty corner for India. Hannes Muller is penalised for not giving Sumit five yards of distance to collect a aerial scoop.

March 13, 2023 19:45
24’ IND 3-2 GER - Karthi scores

Selvam Karthi! It is goals gallore in Rourkela. He finds a tap in. Gurjant with world class skill on the left side of the German circle. He then fires the ball into the goal and Karthi just changes the direction of the ball with a gentle tap. India leads again.

March 13, 2023 19:44
23’ IND 2-2 GER - Peillet scores

This time the German scores! He keeps the drag flick low and the ball keeps going away from Sreejesh. The Indian keeper extends his foot but the ball is too wide.

March 13, 2023 19:42

Manpreet blocks the corner attempt from Peillet but it will be a retake.

March 13, 2023 19:42

Germany wins a penalty corner. Kaufmann wins it for the side. The ball thuds on to Manpreet’s foot as he and Jugraj have a mix up.

March 13, 2023 19:41
22’ IND 2-1 GER - Abhishek scores

India is ahead! Unbelievable! India defends an attack with Sreejesh making a save. India then plays an aerial scoop which the German defence fails to clear. Abhishek pounces on it, enters the circle and fires the tomahawk past the German keeper.

March 13, 2023 19:39
21’ IND 1-1 GER - Jugraj scores

India is back level. Jugraj’s power beats the German keeper Stadler. It is fired straight down the middle and the ball creeps in between Stadler’s feet.

March 13, 2023 19:38

India gets a penalty corner! The crowd likes that. Ludwig is the German player who gets the ball on their foot.

March 13, 2023 19:36

Zwicker with a precise tackle on Abhishek. He thwarts the attack as the Indian forward was charging into the German circle from the left side.

March 13, 2023 19:36

India nearly scores. Sumit receives a scoop in the circle. He takes it done with immaculate control and squares it. Two Indian players are in front of the goal but neither can tap it in.

March 13, 2023 19:35

Manpreet back on the field. A relief for India.

March 13, 2023 19:34

SAVED! Sreejesh is called into action as he saves a shot from close range by Kaufmann. There could have been trouble had Sreejesh sat on the ball but he gets up quickly to avoid that situation.

March 13, 2023 19:33

More of the same in the second quarter. India trying to find spaces through its feeder Dilpreet. But Germany sitting back and not allowing any space.

March 13, 2023 19:32

Sreejesh has replaced Pawan in goal as the second quarter resumes.

March 13, 2023 19:30
End of Q1

That’s the conclusion of the first period. A slam-bang start for Germany. It scored early via Tom Grambusch. India has gone direct in attack but failed to convert the tap-in chances. Germany has been sitting back since the goal and seems happy to defend.

March 13, 2023 19:29

Peilliet mishits an aerial scoop and it is nearly collected by the Indian midfield. Kaufmann with damage control on the occasion allows Germany to retain the ball.

March 13, 2023 19:27

Rabichandra loses the ball right on the edge of the circle and Germany clears out the ball.

March 13, 2023 19:27

A turnover by India. Dilpreet wins the ball high up the German half.

March 13, 2023 19:26

Again a slap shot played into the circle which Sukhjeet fails to meet.

March 13, 2023 19:25

Manpreet goes off the field for the moment as play resumes. Hinrichs has been given a green card and Germany will be down to 10 men for the next two minutes.

March 13, 2023 19:25

Manpreet takes an awkward fall. He skips past Hinrichs but collides with the German in process. The play is stopped to attend to the former Indian captain.

March 13, 2023 19:23

Germany finally deploys a high press and forces a mistake out of Sumit. He puts his pass out of play. Germany wins the possession.

March 13, 2023 19:22

Harmanpreet is fouled as he tries to move the ball from the Indian circle. A free hit to India.

March 13, 2023 19:21

Karthi’s flick goes wide. Jarmanpreet hits the slap into the circle and Karthi meets it on the run. Not able to keep it down though as the ball flies over the goal.

March 13, 2023 19:20

India controlling the ball for the past couple of minutes. Germany happy to sit back for the moment.

March 13, 2023 19:20

Jarmanpreet with an entry into the circle. He is able to win a long corner for India.

March 13, 2023 19:18

Time for India to regroup and find a solution. It conceded first against Australia as well on Sunday.

March 13, 2023 19:16
3’ IND 0-1 GER - Grambusch scores

Tom Grambusch scores for Germany. A whipped shot to the right side of the goal and Pawan had no chance there. Germany draws first blood.

March 13, 2023 19:16

Penalty corner for Germany! Its first circle entry and Harmanpreet Singh gets the ball on his foot. Chance for the visitor.

March 13, 2023 19:15

Another effort! The same pair links up for India. Gurjant comes in to the circle from the left and plays a reverse stick pass for Sukhjeet. The latter just has to tap but the ball is too fast and he misses.

March 13, 2023 19:13

India with its first attack. Gurjant slaps a shot into the circle from the right looking for Sukhjeet but the pass is intercepted.

March 13, 2023 19:12

The action starts with India taking the centre ball.

March 13, 2023 19:09
Time for national anthems

The players take the field and it is time for the national anthems. Germany’s Deutschlandlied followed by India’s Jana Gana Mana.

March 13, 2023 19:06
What the coaches said

India’s David John: Scoring goals is important. We have been lucky to score here. Germany is a very proud nation. They will come out strong to make an impact. We’ll have to match their intensity.

Germany’s Andre Henning: Well we were happy with the results, both India and Australia. Against India we had a good performance. India had some good solutions against the press. We have changed the strategy a little and want to improve on our defence.

March 13, 2023 19:02
JUST IN - Hardik ruled out for India

India’s key midfielder Hardik Singh will not be involved due to an illness.

March 13, 2023 18:57
A chance to go at the top of FIH Pro League standings for India

India moved to the second place with its win against Australia on Monday. If it wins its third match today, it will go top of the FIH Pro League table. It will be level on points with Spain, but will lead the table by virtue of more goals scored.

March 13, 2023 18:52
Advantage India?

India has won the last five matches against Germany. A nice winning run against the best side in the world. Will India continue it tonight or will Germany break the streak and get the victory?

March 13, 2023 18:41
Here is India’s lineup for the Germany clash
March 13, 2023 18:40
Harmanpreet Singh in fine form

The Indian captain led the side’s charge against Australia with a hat-trick. He scored one against Germany too. The drag-flicker is now the top scorer in the FIH Pro League with 10 goals.

March 13, 2023 18:35
Germany’s fightback

After the set back against India, the World Champion bounced back with a 1-0 win against the mighty Kookaburras.

The side will surely look to build on that momentum and pull off the revenge on India.

March 13, 2023 18:27
The last encounter: IND 3-2 GER

India and Germany played a close match the last time they faced off in the FIH Pro League. India took a three goal lead, courtesy two strikes from Sukhjeet Singh and one from Harmanpreet Singh. Germany then came back to make a fight of the contest and scored two goals.

India ultimately held onto the narrow lead and emerged victorious.

March 13, 2023 18:17
Head to Head Record

India - 10 | Germany - 15 | Draw - 7

March 13, 2023 18:12
One for the ages

India pulled off a thrilling win against Australia on Sunday. A nine-goal thriller which could have gone either way. Here is the match report from Uthra Ganesan.

India pulls off rare victory against Australia, wins 5-4 in FIH Pro League

March 13, 2023 18:07
India Squad

Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran, Pawan, Harmanpreet Singh (C), Jugraj Singh, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Jarmanpreet Singh, Sumit, Manjeet, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh (V/C), Vivek Sagar Prasad, Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh, Vishnukant Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Raj Kumar Pal, S. Karthi, Sukhjeet Singh, Abhishek, Gurjant Singh

March 13, 2023 18:06
Germany Squad


March 13, 2023 17:25
Live Streaming Info

The match between India and Germany will start at 7:10 PM. The match will be telecasted live in India on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD TV channels in India. While the livestream of the same will be available on Fancode.

March 13, 2023 17:25

India has gotten its rebuild, after the early World Cup debacle, off to a winning start.

It first defeated Germany 3-2 on Friday, before edging out Australia 5-4 in a nine-goal thriller on Sunday at the Birsa Munda International Stadium.

The side has been buoyed by Captain Harmanpreet Singh’s goal-scoring form. He has notched up four goals in the two matches, including a hat-trick against Australia on Sunday.

But the test is not yet over. India takes on Germany on Monday, just a day after the high-intensity match against the Kookaburras.

India’s interim coach David John had said that he wanted consistency from his team. The Men in Blue have a chance to achieve just that on Monday.