The highest number of goals scored by a team in an international hockey tournament was 68. This was achieved by Argentina at the 2004 Pan-America Games. India has shattered this record with 76 goals, just in the group stages of Asian Games 2018, Indonesia.
They have entered the semis very smoothly and will be facing the Malaysian team. With already the record broken, there is still a scope to add more to the goals tally in the semis, and maybe in the finals too. While Pakistan and South Korea face each other on the other side, fans are hopeful that the final might be a repeat of the 2014 Asian Games against Pakistan.
Coach Harendra Singh stated to TOI that, “We need to crush the opposition in the first half. But Malaysia is playing well. They try to hurt their opponents on penalty corners, which is what we need to guard against.”