India vs Japan HIGHLIGHTS, FIH Olympic Qualifiers, 3rd/4th place playoff: IND loses to JPN 0-1, loses Paris 2024 quota chance

IND vs JPN: Check the highlights, score and updates from India vs Japan third place match at the FIH Women's Olympic Qualifiers being played in Ranchi.

Updated : Jan 19, 2024 18:31 IST

Match N0 #08 Between New Zealand vs India at Astro Turf Hockey Stadium, Ranchi for FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2024 Ranchi on 14 January 2024.
Match N0 #08 Between New Zealand vs India at Astro Turf Hockey Stadium, Ranchi for FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2024 Ranchi on 14 January 2024. Adimazes | Photo Credit: Adimazes

Match N0 #08 Between New Zealand vs India at Astro Turf Hockey Stadium, Ranchi for FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2024 Ranchi on 14 January 2024. Adimazes | Photo Credit: Adimazes

Thank you for tuning into Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the India vs Japan third place match at the FIH Women’s Olympic Qualifiers in Ranchi.

  • January 19, 2024 18:28
    Here’s how India failed qualify Paris Olympics-

    Women’s Hockey Olympic Qualifiers: Japan breaks Indian hearts and Olympic dreams, books ticket to Paris 2024

    Indian Women’s hockey team failed to qualify for the Olympics for the first time since 2016 after falling to a 1-0 loss against Japan in the third-place playoff match at the FIH Women’s Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in Ranchi on Friday.

  • January 19, 2024 18:24
    Contrasting emotions captured by our correspondent Nihit Sachdeva.
  • January 19, 2024 18:20

    Japan makes it count when needed as the team manages to defend its one goal lead and secure a spot in the Paris 2024 Olympics.

  • January 19, 2024 18:17

    Salima Tete tries to score but the ball is inches close of Navneet and Jyothi who are near the goal post.

  • January 19, 2024 18:16

    India try to attack from the left flank as Japan refers. Yet another successful referral for Japan.

  • January 19, 2024 18:11

    Green card for Chiko Fujibayashi due to rough tackle. She would face a two minute suspension.

  • January 19, 2024 18:08

    Two consecutive PCs for India. However, Japan refers. And is successful as a free hit is awarded.

  • January 19, 2024 18:04

    Akio Tanaka saves the ball but India feel that the ball was dangerous and appeal for a referral.

  • January 19, 2024 18:03

    Japan makes a circle entry but India steals one. Salima to Lalremsiami, who passes it onto Sonika, who tries to score but Japanese defence makes it close to impossible to score.

  • January 19, 2024 18:01

    PC for India as Navneet passes it into the circle as Lalremsiami gets a dangerous ball. Deepika fails to make it count. 

  • January 19, 2024 17:58

    Udita passes from her half and attempts to pass onto the Deepika, who fails to grab the opportunity.

  • January 19, 2024 17:57

    Japan reviews a PC for India given due to a foot intrusion. Japan wins the referral. India gets a bully. 

  • January 19, 2024 17:50

    Salima injects the PC, it’s not a clean trap by the Indians whose batteries seemed confused.

  • January 19, 2024 17:49

    Mokia hits one onto Chiko’s foot inside the circle and its a PC. 

  • January 19, 2024 17:47

    India asks for a foot inside the circle. PC for India, Udita flicks the ball but Hazuki Nagai saves it with her body. Another PC awarded to India which is easily deflected.

  • January 19, 2024 17:43

    Oikawa intercepts an important ball passed inside her circle and long corner given to India. 

  • January 19, 2024 17:41

    PC for Japan, Yu Asai flicks it but Ishika defends it. Japan doesnt think so as they feel the deflection off the ball was due to Ishika’s foot. Japan hasnt lost its referral as no advice possible.

  • January 19, 2024 17:35

    PC to India, Deepika shoots on target but Eika Nakamura manages to save the ball with ease.

  • January 19, 2024 17:33

    Salima and Lalremsiami seem to connect and a pass to Navneet is tackled by Yu Asai.

  • January 19, 2024 17:31

    Long corner for India as Lalremsiami tries to enter the Japanese circle but the ball goes out of the baseline as the Japanese defenders push the ball away.

  • January 19, 2024 17:29

    India starts the ball rolling in the third quarter, however, Japanese interception takes the ball away from its grasp.

  • January 19, 2024 17:18
    30” (HALF-TIME)

    At the end of first half, Japan leads 1-0 after the first quarter goal with India needing two goals to restore parity and lead in the game.

  • January 19, 2024 17:16

    Lalremsiami passes it to Salima inside the circle but Aimi Kobayashi’s tackle prevents her from deflection one onto the goal.

  • January 19, 2024 17:14

    Ishika tries to lob a pass to Vaishnavi, who attempts to deflect one onto the goal. 

  • January 19, 2024 17:12

    Japan’s backline defence makes it hard for the Indian to continue passing with continuous interceptions by the Japanese.

  • January 19, 2024 17:10

    Neha receives the green card for fouling while tackling the captain Yuri Nagai. 

  • January 19, 2024 17:08

    Long corner given to India as Deepika attacks using the left flank, but the circle entry is unsuccessful due to the Japanese interception. 

  • January 19, 2024 17:06

    Amiru Shimada’s leg hits the ball and its a PC for India. Deepika flicks it but this time its saved by Tanaka, as the ball hits the bar and goes out.

  • January 19, 2024 17:05

    A bad tackle by Japan in its circle leads to a PC. Deepika flicks but Hazuki Nagai ‘s save keeps the ball away from its circle.

  • January 19, 2024 17:02

    Udita mistrapped the aerial ball and Japan earns a PC as an Indian foot hits the ball in the circle. A misinjection by Japan sees Savita save the ball with ease and speed.

  • January 19, 2024 17:00

    Japan have switched goalkeepers with Akio Tanaka taking Eika Nakamura’s spot.

  • January 19, 2024 16:58

    Sangita tries to launch an attack in the right corner but is intercepted by Rika Ogawa.

  • January 19, 2024 16:55

    A very close goal attempt made by the Indian is unsuccessful as the deflection inside the circle doesnt go as per plan. 

  • January 19, 2024 16:54

    Sakurako Omoto is on the upper hand with the ball inside the circle, but is tackled by the Indian defence and tries to shoot one off wide. 

  • January 19, 2024 16:52

    Deepika and Sonika attempt a circle entry with an attempt to equalise, however, it goes wide.

  • January 19, 2024 16:50

    Second penalty corner earned by Japan. Kana Urata scores off PC as Savita seems to confused and the ball goes past the Indian captain. JAPAN LEADS 1-0

  • January 19, 2024 16:48

    Japan wins the first penalty corner of the match. However, is unable to convert it.

  • January 19, 2024 16:44

    Japan almost scores one in the few minutes, but Savita’s save puts the ball outside the circle. Salima Tete in the right runs into the circle with Sangita following on. However they are intercepted by a strong Japanese defence.

  • January 19, 2024 16:42

    Udita tries to start a counterattack, but is intercepted by Japan.

  • January 19, 2024 16:41

    Both teams remain unchanged since the semifinal. India to set the ball rolling.

  • January 19, 2024 16:36
    The teams enter

    Japan and India enter the field and take centre stage for the national anthem

  • January 19, 2024 16:34
    What the coaches said before the match-

    Janneke Schopman- Physically the girls would be ready. We want to go again. Japan is a good team, we know them very well.

    Jude Menezes- Scoring first will be of big help (to quieten the crowd). But we want to focus on our game

  • January 19, 2024 16:23
    What does India need to do to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics?

    FIH Women’s Olympic Qualifiers: What does India need to do to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics?

    Indian Women’s hockey team’s quest to secure qualification to the Paris 2024 Olympics suffered a setback after a 4-3 loss in the penalty shootout against Germany.

  • January 19, 2024 16:17
    India vs Japan Head to Head Record

    India -14 | Draw- 3 | Japan- 14

  • January 19, 2024 16:09
    What happened last time when the two faced each other?

    The last time the two teams faced each other, India defeated Japan 4-0 at the Asian Champions Trophy 2023. In fact, in the past five occasions the two battled India came out as the stronger team.

  • January 19, 2024 16:01
    Japan’s result so far-

    Group Stage-

    Won 2-0 vs Czech Republic

    Drew 1-1 vs Germany

    Won 2-0 vs Chile


    Lost 1-2 vs USA

  • January 19, 2024 15:59
    India’s results so far

    Group Stage-

    Lost 0-1 vs USA 

    Won 3-1 vs New Zealand

    Won 5-1 vs Italy


    Lost 2-2(3-4 shootout) vs Germany

  • January 19, 2024 15:53
    Japan starting line up

    Eika Nakamura (GK), Yu Asai, Miyu Suzuki, Yuri Nagai, Hazuki Nagai, Shihori Oikawa, Mai Toriyama, Amiru Shimada, Aimi Kobayashi, Miyu Hasegawa

  • January 19, 2024 15:49
    India starting line up

    Savita Punia (GK), Monika, Nikki Pradhan, Sangita Kumari, Nisha, Udita, Lalremsiami, Jyoti, Navneet Kaur, Salima Tete, Neha.

  • January 19, 2024 15:41
    Where to watch?

    The India vs Japan FIH Women’s Olympic Qualifiers third place match will be telecast live on Sports18 from 4:30PM IST.

    The match can also be live streamed on JioCinema.

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