ACT: Clinical India tame Japan for a place in the final against Malaysia


When Karthi Selvam scored the fifth goal, which proved to be the final nail in the Japanese coffin, the 9000-strong crowd at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium unanimously cheered “Karthi…Karthi” to show their love for the local hero. By then, a clinical Indian display, led by some remarkable playmaking by Manpreet Singh, had stamped the verdict, which finally read 5-0 in India’s comprehensive win over Japan in the semifinal of the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy here on Friday.

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