Hockey World Cup 2023 Matches for 9th to 16th Positions, Time Table India vs Japan Match Preview Live Telecast

India vs Japan Hockey Match: Classification matches are starting from today (January 26) in the ongoing Hockey World Cup 2023 (Hockey Wc 2023) in Odisha. That is, the teams which have been out of the title race, now the war will start between them to get a better position. Today a total of 4 matches will be played for 9th to 16th position. The winning team will go ahead and play the match for 9th to 12th position. At the same time, the losing team will have to play for the 13th to 16th position.

Today the Indian team will also be in action in the classification match. After losing the crossover match against New Zealand, the Indian team could not reach the quarterfinals. In such a situation, he now has the option of playing the match for 9th to 16th position. The Indian team would like to get the best ie 9th position here. For this, first he has to win against Japan.

Indian team is stronger than Japan
Japan’s team finished last in Pool-B. He had to face defeat against Belgium, Germany and South Korea. Japan’s team is very weak compared to India. In such a situation, it is believed that today the Indian team can register a victory. The Indian team defeated Spain and Wales at the pool stage in this World Cup and played a draw with England. At the same time, in the crossover match against New Zealand, he had to face a thrilling defeat in the penalty shoot-out and was out of the title race.

When and where to watch the match?
This 9th to 16th place match between India and Japan will be played at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela. The match will start today (January 26) at 7 pm. The live telecast of the match will be on different channels of Star Sports Network. Live streaming will be available on the Disney + Hotstar app.

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