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Odisha CM Naveen congratulates team India for entering Asia Cup final

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Odisha CM Naveen congrats team India for entering Asia Cup final
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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Indian Hockey team on their win over Pakistan to reach the Asia Cup-2017 final.

Patanik took to twitter and said the win of India against its arch rival Pakistan is a huge boost to the Hockey India and Hockey World League Final-2017, which is slated to be played in Bhubaneswar.

The Indian men’s hockey team continued their unbeaten run in the tournament as they on Saturday registered a convincing 4-0 victory over Pakistan in the Super 4s match to book their berth in the summit showdown.

Goals from Satbir Singh (39′), Harmanpreet Singh (51′), Lalit Upadhyay (52′) and Gurjant Singh (57′) ensured a top spot in Super 4s for India. Now they will aim to clinch the 2017 Asia Cup title when they take on Malaysia in the finals of the championship at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Bangladesh today.

Here’s everything you need to know about today’s final:

Date: 22 October, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM IST
Venue: Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The match will have live telecast in Star Sports 2/HD.

Squads:

India: Goalkeepers – Akash Chikte, Suraj Karkera; Defenders – Dipsan Tirkey, Kothajit Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar; Midfielders – SK Uthappa, Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh (captain), Chinglensana Kangujam, Sumit; Forwards – S.V. Sunil (vice-captain), Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar, Gurjant Singh, Satbir Singh

Malaysia: Haziq Samsul, Marhan Jalil, Fitri Saari, Faizal Saari, Syed Mohd Syafiq Syed Cholan, Sukri Mutalib (C), Firhan Ashaari, Nabil Fiqri, Kumar Subramaniam (GK), Razie Rahim, Faiz Helmi Jali, Azri Hassan, Meor Muhamad Azuan Hasan, Hafizuddin Othman (GK), Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin, Nik Muhammad Aiman, Najmi Farizal Jazlan, Shahril Saabah.