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Junior Hockey World Cup: Timothee Clement completes Hat-Trick as France beat India 3-1 to settle for bronze

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Junior Hockey World Cup: Timothee Clement shined as France beat India twice at FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021. Their latest victory meant they have displaced India to grab bronze and a third-place finish. Timothy Clement completed the hat-trick while India’s lone goal was scored by Sudeep. Follow India vs France live updates on InsideSport.IN

Timothy Clement scored in the 26th, 35th and 48th minute to complete his hat-trick and spoil the day for India. India’s Sudeep struck lone goal came during the 42nd minute.

Junior Hockey World Cup: Timothee Clement completes Hat-Trick as France beat India 3-1 to settle for bronze

Timothy ended the Junior World Cup with 14 goals against his name. Sudeep was the lone goalscorer in the match for India. This was India’s second loss to France in the tournament as the two teams opened their campaign against each other in the showpiece on November 24 in a hard-fought match that France won 5-4.

Starting the match, India were aggressive and gave France defence some hard time. Araijeet Singh Hundal won an early penalty corner but the drag-flick from vice-captain Sanjay was saved brilliantly.

Hundal again gave the French backline some headache after the forward struck the post. After that France team changed the flow of the match by winning three PCs on the trot but nothing really came out of it.

With momentum on their side, the European team completely pinned back India in their own half in the second quarter. Shardanand Tiwari soon received a green card as a PC was given to France and captain Timothee Clement made no mistake as he converted the opportunity into a goal for his team.

After a series of early penalty corner saves in the second half by Indian goalkeeper Pawan, Clement doubled the lead of the France team through PC.

With less than five minutes to go in Q3, Sudeep superbly controlled a bouncing ball and lobbed over the French goalkeeper as India pegged one back.

The fourth quarter started swiftly as Clement claimed his fourth hat-trick of the tournament and restored France’s two-goal lead. India who seemed over-dependent on PCs all evening had no response to France’s tactics as the European team ended on the podium.

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18:05 IST

17:50 IST: Timothee Clement completes Hat-Trick


17:47 IST: Fourth and final quarter begins. 15 minutes to decide the bronze medal winner.

17:45 IST: Sudeep FG scores goal to reduce India’s deficit against France

17:33 IST: Another goal for Timothee Clement, France lead 2-0

17:30 IST: Timothee Clement Penalty Corner gives India lead, France 1-0 ahead of India.

17:00 IST: The first quarter ends goalless

16:30 IST: KICK-OFF

16:08 IST: 

15:59 IST: India lineup for France clash-

  • The two teams had opened their campaign against each other in the tournament on 24 November in a hard-fought match that France won 5-4.
  • After the loss against France, India went on to pick up three straight wins at the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021.
  • India beat Canada 13-1, Poland 8-2, and Belgium 1-0, but lost in the Semi-Final match 2-4 to Germany, missing out on the chance to play the Final against Argentina.
  • Meanwhile, France also had a tremendous tournament, as they won all their Group B games, defeating India 5-4, Poland 7-1, and Canada 11-1.
  • In the quarter-Final, the Frenchmen beat a defensively strong Malaysia 4-0. But their hopes to win the trophy ended after they lost in the semi-final to Argentina 1-3 (0-0) via Shoot-outs.

Junior Hockey World Cup: Timothee Clement completes Hat-Trick as France beat India 3-1 to settle for bronze

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