Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 22:41 IST
Twelve Japanese gamers had been seen on the sector in direction of the top of their World Cup match in opposition to South Korea right here on Tuesday, prompting the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to examine the matter.
Japan misplaced the Pool B match 1-2 and the FIH stated the outcome will stand.
“In the final moments of in the present day’s FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup match between Japan and Korea, the Japanese group had 12 gamers on the sector of play, as an alternative of a most of 11 as stipulated within the FIH Rules of Hockey,” the FIH said in a statement.
“After the match, the FIH Officials – who have not spotted this situation on the moment – have spoken to the Japanese team who have explained that they hadn’t realised this at all and expressed their most sincere apologies.” The FIH officers have additionally defined the matter to the Korean group.
“FIH is at the moment investigating the difficulty to set up the way it occurred.”
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