The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday took note of the fact there were 12 Japanese players, instead of a maximum of 11, on the pitch during the closing stages of their Hockey World Cup Pool-B match against South Korea.
According to a statement, “After the match, the FIH officials – who have not spotted this situation on the moment – have spoken to the Japanese team who have explained that they hadn’t realised this at all and expressed their most sincere apologies.”
The FIH Officials have also explained the matter to the Korean team. FIH is currently investigating the issue to establish how it happened.
The final result of the match 2-1(Korea-Japan) will remain unaffected.
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