Going into the semifinal, the Indian colts would also be bolstered by their 2-1 win over Japan in their opening pool match of the tournament at the at Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium.
The win in the pool meeting will definitely give a psychological advantage to India over their opponents.
The Indian team has been unbeaten in the tournament so far with wins over Japan, Malaysia, China and Oman.
Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh has been in rollicking form scoring nine goals in the tournament so far. Besides the Indian forwardline has also shown promise.
On the other hand, Japan's performance has also picked up in the past two matches with wins over China in their last group stage match and Bangladesh in the quarter–finals.
And come today Japan would be looking to end India's unbeaten run in the tournament.

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