Statistics of India vs Japan from 1932 to 2017

When Indians played Japan first time in Hockey 4 goals by Dhyan Chand saw them winning 11-1. When they last met, current captain Mandeep Singh’s hattrick saw them winning a close match at Azlan Shah 2017 by 4-3. At Asia Cup, Indians have never lost a match against Japan, winning all 7 matches played till 2017. They have scored 34 goals and conceded only 7. In fact, Indians have lost in Asia Cup only to Pakistan and South Korea. In 6 tournaments, Indians have lost only once (Asian Champions Trophy 2013) to Japan winning 29 matches.

Asia Cup 2017: Schedule and Results, Indian Squad
Indian Match Results at Asia Cup

At Asian Games (All 13 won, Goals Scored 47, Conceded 6)

    1958 8-0 India
    1962 7-0 India (Semis)
    1966 3-0 India (Semis)
    1970 1-0 India (Semis)
    1974 3-0 India (Group)
    1978 2-0 India (Semis)
    1982 7-2 India (Semis)
    1986 3-1 India (Group)
    1990 3-0 India (Group)
    1994 1-0 India (Semis)
    1998 3-1 India (Group)
    2002 3-0 India (Group)
    2010 3-2 India (Group)

India vs Japan at Asia Cup

    1985 Semis India def Japan 9-1
    1989 Semis India def Japan 3-0
    1993 Pool India def Japan 6-2
    1999 Pool India def Japan 3-1
    2007 Semis India def Japan 4-1
    2009 5th place India def Japan 5-1
    2017 Pool India def Japan 5-1

At Olympics, Indians played Japan thrice.

    Won 11-1 in 1932 final
    9-0 in 1936 Group A
    5-0 in 1968 Group A

At Asian Champions Trophy Indians won twice, lost once and drew once in 4 championships.

    2011 1-1
    2012 3-1 India
    2013 2-1 Japan
    2016 10-2 India Rupinderpal Singh scored 6 goals

At Azlan Shah, India has won both the matches.

    2016 2-1 Group Stage
    2017 4-3 Group Stage

Men’s Hockey Champions Challenge

    2001 3-0 Ind (Group)
    2007 4-3 Ind (Group)

When Japan Played India First Time (1932 Olympics)
(Source: Bharatiyahockey.org)
1st match vs Japan was played on August 4, 1932 where Indians won 11-1. But, considering that they did not concede a single goal during 1928 Olympic Hockey everyone was surprised how Japan could score a goal against the Indian goalkeeper Allen. Japan’s goal came through a penalty corner by Inochora in second half. In this match, Dhyan Chand scored 4 goals, Roop Singh and Gurmit Singh scored three goals each while Dickie Carr scored once.
Indian team

    Goalkeeper: Allen
    Backs: Tapsell and Hammond
    Half-Backs: Masud Minhas, Pinniger and Lal Shah
    Forwards: Dickie Carr, Gurmit Singh, Dhyan Chand, Roop Singh and Jaffar

Japanese team

    Goalkeeper: Hamada
    Backs: Sohda and S. Kobayashiu
    Half-Backs: K. Kobayashiu, Sakai and Nakamura
    Forwards: Kon, Nagata, Kenishi, Usami and Inochora
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