Canada and India have played together in various Men’s Hockey competitions, including Olympics and World Cup. While at World Cup and World League they have won equivalent number of matches, at Olympics their last match in 2016 was a draw.
At Commonwealth Games and Champions Challenge, they never confronted one another. In their last three gatherings, one was a draw at 2016 Olympics, while in two matches at 2017 Hockey World League both won a match each.
Overall in Major Tournaments
- Played: 10 India: 6 Canada: 3 Draw: 1
- World Cup: 2-2 1978 Canada won 3-1 (Pool A) , 1986 India won 2-0 (Pool B) , 1990 India won 2-1 (9-12th classification) , 1998 Canada won 4-1 (Pool A)
- Olympics: India won 3, 1 Draw
1964 India won 3-0 , 1976 India won 3-0, 1996 India won 5-1, 2016 Draw 2-2
- IH Hockey World League: 1-1
2016–17 – Semifinals Pool India won 3-0 , 2016–17 – 5th Place (2nd round) Canada won 3-2
In the FIH ranking, India is 5th and Canada 11th. The host country needs a win to enter the quarterfinal. On the other hand, Canada needs to win this match by a margin of 3 goals to enter crossover.
Pool C – Belgium vs South Africa- 4:30 pm
Pool C – Canada vs India- 6:30 pm
Venue – kalinga stadium